U.S. Report Fails to Link Gun Laws to Violent Crime
ATLANTA (Reuters) - A report published by the Centers for Disease Control on Thursday found no conclusive evidence that gun control laws help to prevent violent crime, suicides and accidental injuries in the United States.
But a national task force of health-care and community experts found "insufficient evidence" that bans on specific guns, waiting periods for gun buyers and other such laws changed the incidence of murder, rape, suicide and other types of violence.
The findings were based on 51 studies, some partly funded by the CDC, of gun laws enacted in the mid-1970s and later.
Dr. Jonathan Fielding, director of the Los Angeles County Health Department and head of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services, said the studies were marked by unreliable data, inappropriate analysis and inconsistent findings, making it impossible to determine the true effectiveness of gun laws.
And yet lawmakers continually pass new and stricter gun control on the pretense that it will make us "safer"...
Does anyone have a copy of the report itself?
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