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Jim Lindgren believes that a post by Carl Bogus on the DC handgun ban is uninformed. Bogus wrote: A careful study that compared the nine year period before the ban was enacted with the nine years following enactment, and then compared what happened in D.C. with the immediately surrounding areas in Maryland and Virginia, found…

Lott has an article in the National Review Online where he claims that the Washingtonian DC handgun ban caused crime increases: Crime rose significantly after the gun ban went into effect. In the five years before Washington’s ban in 1976, the murder rate fell from 37 to 27 per 100,000. In the five years after…

Lott (along with Eli Lehrer) has an editorial in the Washington Times which claims that the 1976 gun ban caused crime to increase. D.C. residents need more protection: Crime has risen significantly since the gun ban went into effect. In the five years before Washington’s ban in 1976, the murder rate fell from 37 to…

Effects of Washington DC gun ban

James B. Clark writes: Here’s your table. You didn’t include the data from 1967-1972, so I have no idea what it looks like. If you pick 1975, 1976, 1977, or 1978 I would bet that a decline in the homicide rates would be detected by the methods in the Loftin study. Probably. All this means…

Effects of Washington DC gun ban

pim writes: Are you arguing that the increase in D.C.’s suicide and homicide rates is related to a law passed 12 years earlier ? Thomas Grant Edwards said: I don’t see why this is difficult to imagine. It might have taken 12 years for most of the legal grandfathered guns in the hands of average…

Effects of Washington DC gun ban

Joe B. Simpson said: The New England Journal of Medicine. 1991 Dec 5. 325 (23). pp 1615-1620. Special Article: Effects Of Restrictive Licensing Of Handguns On Homicide And Suicide In The District Of Columbia. Loftin-Colin. McDowall-David. Wiersema-Brian. Cottey-Talbert-J. Note that the study showed an immediate decline in homicide and suicide rates after enacting the ban.…