- Feb 8, 2009
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I do not understand how gun control advocates can continue to believe that limiting the access of law-abiding citizens to guns is a bad thing. It is counter-intuitive, but more importantly, it's completely disproven; not once but over and over again.
Media Silence Is Deafening About Important Gun News
By John Lott
Published September 30, 2011
Newly released data for Chicago shows that, as in Washington, murder and gun crime rates didn't rise after the bans were eliminated -- they plummeted. They have fallen much more than the national crime rate.
Not surprisingly, the national media have been completely silent about this news.
But these arent isolated examples. Around the world, whenever guns are banned, murder rates rise.
Gun control advocates explained the huge increases in murder and violent crime rates Chicago and Washington by saying that those bans werent fair tests unless the entire country adopted a ban.
Yet, even island nations, such as Ireland and the U.K. -- with no neighbors to blame -- have seen increases in murder rates. The same horror stories about blood in the streets have surrounded the debate over concealed handguns.