Someone with a Boston URL seems to be in a state of high dudgeon over my describing a gun ban lobby as a pro-crime activist group.
Historically, while there are restrictive gun laws whose results are so shourded in mystery thatt if they were all that existed we would be hard pressed to describe exactly what gun control does doo.
But out of more than 57,763 known “gun control laws,” not even one has delivered the promised benefits. All those laws on the books, all the promises that crime would stop, people would be safer, and so on, all shown to be lies.
Instead of the promised benefits the results have been tragic. Just focusing on crime, here is the result of the United Kingdom’s post Dunblane School Massacre almost total gun ba, which was imposed in 1998:
Twenty charts like this of the results of different gun control laws is sufficient to a 0.999999 level of confidence that no restrictive gun law will ever reduce crime or make anyone safer. Be we do not have a mere twenty, wwwe have tens of thousands, so similar as to be alike, different enough to identify the source on sight.
And we have hundreds of charts showing in detail that permissive gun laws suppress violent crime, as this comparison between the United STates and major European gun laws clearly shows:
If you have probabilities in exceess of a billion to one that a restrictive gun law will drive up violent crime rates andb a probability in excess of a billion to one that a permissive gun law will drive down crime rates, you no longer have billion to one odds against gun control reducing crime. You have octillion to one odds that the next gun cotnrol law will do what every restrictive gun law in history did
Drive crime rates up to staggering levels.
And I call gun control lobbies “pro-crime groups” because a half century’s diligent search has failed to turm up a single instance were gun control failed to drive up violent crime.