How Obama's gun 'order' will backfire

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During the late ’70s, President Jimmy Carter and his inner circle determined to push through comprehensive new federal gun-control legislation. They decided the best way to grease the congressional skids would be to have a massive scientific study conducted which, in the end, would proclaim that gun-control laws were effective in reducing crime.

Their findings, summarized starkly by co-author Wright, were that “Gun control laws do not reduce crime.”

Among their many findings:
•The landmark federal Gun Control Act of 1968, banning most interstate gun sales, had no discernible impact on the criminal acquisition of guns from other states.
•Detroit’s law providing mandatory sentences for felonies committed with a gun was found to have no effect on gun-crime patterns.
•Washington, D.C.’s 1977 ban on the ownership of handguns (except those already registered in the District) was not linked to any reduction in gun crime in the nation’s capital.
•Polls claiming to show that a large majority of the population favored “more gun control” were debunked as being the product of biased questions, and of the fact that most people have no idea how strict gun laws already are.

How Obama's gun 'order' will backfire

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