Feds Find No Evidence Anti-gun
Laws Reduce Violence
Here's an item you can bet will get far less play
in the media than all those wire stories saying there's no proof
of weapons in Iraq: A sweeping federal review of anti-gun laws has
found no evidence they reduce violence.
"The findings from the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention could be used to undercut
the gun-control movement," the Associated Press reported
An independent task force at CDC reviewed 51 published
studies about the purported "effectiveness" of eight types
of gun-control laws. The laws included bans on specific firearms
or ammunition, measures barring felons from buying guns, waiting
periods and registration.
In all 51 cases, the panel found "insufficient
evidence to determine effectiveness."
"When we say we don't know the effect of a
law, we don't mean it has no effect. We mean we don't know,"
said Dr. Jonathan Fielding, chairman of the CDC task force.
"We are calling for additional high-quality studies."
Maybe next time they'll be open to evidence that
gun ownership reduces crime and saves lives.