Wednesday, January 12, 2005


National Academy of Sciences report on Gun Crime

Investor Business Daily is running a piece about the effectiveness of gun control legislation on gun crime. In it, I found the following comment, which is worth considering:

The 328-page report by the National Academy of Sciences is based on 253 journal articles, 99 books, 43 government publications, a survey of 80 gun-control laws and some of its own independent study.

It could find no evidence to support the conclusion that government restrictions on firearms reduces gun crime, gun violence and gun accidents.

As noted by John Lott Jr., resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and frequent contributor to this page, this stunning indictment of the ineffectiveness of gun-control laws was produced by a panel set up during the Clinton administration. All but one of its members were known before their appointments to favor gun control. No NRA shills here.

Interesting. Then the real question should be, what would work?

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