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No Proof That Gun Control Laws Reduce Violence

Sunday, October 12, 2003

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the results of a broad-ranging federal review of the nation`s gun-control laws. The CDC appointed task force, made up of 14 academic, business, and government health experts, reviewed 51 studies to determine whether gun laws do, in fact, prevent violent crimes, firearm- related accidents, or suicides. Included in the laws reviewed were bans on specific firearms or ammunition, mandatory registration and licensing, mandatory waiting periods, right to carry, and restrictions on firearm purchases.

What results did this study find? In every case, the CDC task force found "insufficient evidence to determine the effectiveness of any of the firearms laws." In short, a thorough review of 51 published studies concerning the effectiveness of eight different types of gun control laws found no conclusive proof that these measures reduce violent crimes, accidents, or suicide.

Commenting on the findings, Dr. Edgar Suter, chairman of Doctors for Integrity in Policy Research, said, "It`s certainly a quantum leap in the right direction. It has been as plain as the nose on my face that disarming innocent victims is not a policy that saves lives. The real benefit of defensive firearm use is the lives that are saved, injuries that are prevented, property that is saved and medical costs that are eliminated."

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