AP: Can gun control cut violence? Even anti-gun CDC finds NO proof
October 3, 2003
A sweeping federal review of the nation's gun control laws - including mandatory waiting periods and bans on certain weapons - found no proof they reduce firearms violence.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention appointed a group of scientists to conduct the review, which could be used to undercut the gun-control movement.
The task force reviewed 51 published studies about the effectiveness of eight types of gun- control laws. The laws included bans on specific firearms or ammunition, measures barring felons from buying guns, and mandatory waiting periods and firearm registration. None of the studies were done by the federal government.
In every case, a CDC task force found "insufficient evidence to determine effectiveness."
Unlike gun control laws, the effects of concealed carry reform legislation are not the least bit hard to pin down - violent crime is reduced, plain and simple.
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