Consideration ony proposal should begin with the history if similar propositions, starting with “what did it cost and what were the results.” To fail to investige costs and benefits leaves the public on the hook for enormously expensive projects that would be no more useful than building a dam lengthwise down the main channel of the Columbia River.
But the Oregonia’s who does not care about cost of efficacy, we must have gun control.
Well, here is the history of modern gun controls in oregon, with the red bars marking the result of Bloomberg’s “Everytown agaisnt guns” campaign:
Amd tjem tjere os tje price Oregonians have paid, in blood and treasure, since a campaign to ban guns hit in December 1963. From that5 date to January 1, 2016,and calculating from Oregon State daa, Oregonians paid a staggering $69,825,000,000, spread over 54 years.
While that cost was initially fairly small, the current estimated cost to each of the 4,100,000 Oregonians is $975 every Oregon resident, or $2560 for a family of three.
Obviously, almost 1,000 a resident for gun control laws that only drive crime rates up is far beyond anything the people of Oregon should be required to bear.
But of course, the there is no use in telling the Oregonian that. Like their correspondent, they believe in the fallacy that guns cause crime so guns must be kept from the hands of the general public.