Harvard Report Crushes Gun Ban Lies

gun1A Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy report “Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide?” comes to some very interesting conclusions that should be a must read for the gun banning crowd.

The far-left have been pushing the idea that more guns means more deaths and fewer guns means less deaths.  But according to the Harvard study, “to bear that burden would at the very least require showing that a large number of nations with more guns have more deaths and that nations that have imposed stringent gun controls have achieved substantial reductions in criminal violence or suicide.  But those correlations are not observed when a large number of nations are compared across the world.”

Using crime data from European countries for comparison, the report concludes that countries with higher gun ownership often have lower murder rates so there is no evidence that the availability of guns contribute to a higher murder rate.  The majority of guns are owned for self-defense so it stands to reason that if guns are banned, victims of crimes are left defenseless.

The argument that the availability of guns leads to higher rates of suicide is also nonsense.   The report could find no relationship between the extend of suicide and gun ownership.  People do not commit suicide because guns are available.  Banning guns would only reduce the number of suicides by firearms.

The report is well worth a read.

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