- There is no credible evidence that "right-to-carry" laws, which allow qualified adults to carry concealed handguns, either decrease or increase violent crime. To date, 34 states have enacted these laws.
- There is almost no evidence that violence-prevention programs intended to steer children away from guns have had any effects on their behavior, knowledge, or attitudes regarding firearms. More than 80 such programs exist.
- Research has found associations between gun availability and suicide with guns, but it does not show whether such associations reveal genuine patterns of cause and effect.
I'll have some detailed comments on their "right-to-carry" chapter later.
Short version: Can't find a correlation between gun control and gun crime but, dammit, we need to keep looking until we get the result we want.
Aren't there things that demonstrably reduce crime and accidents, such as tough prosecutions and sentences for criminals, and don't leave 5-gallon buckets unattended in your yard campaigns? We certainly get a higher return on our investment on these sorts of measures than we do with gun control.
before the gunnies get their knickers in a twist, they should note this is a repost
yeah, my knickers were already twisted by this. I'm still untwisting them, thanks.
If I'm pointing out spin, that constitutes having knickers in a twist? Of course, I must confess to not knowing what knickers are.