Stats don’t back CA gun grab
Dec. 29 By Steven Greenhut — California’s Democratic legislators are actively introducing measures designed to limit our ability to defend ourselves with firearms, yet the Sacramento Bee reported today that gun deaths have been going down even as gun ownership here has increased.
Per the Bee:
That’s a stunning increase in gun sales and precipitous drop in gun injuries. Of course, those numbers don’t prove that more guns equal fewer gun deaths, although author John Lott’s book “More Guns, Less Crime” makes that case persuasively. Still, it certainly reinforces the point that keeping guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens is unlikely to reduce crime. Kudos to the Bee, which has a liberal editorial page, for reporting this truth.
May 19, 2013