Yes, It's Time to Talk About Gun Control

17 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2018

Date Written: May 22, 2018

Abstract

After the Newtown, Connecticut mass murder, anti-rights politicians and media shifted into high gear. The only “solution” for such a tragedy was another gun ban. Within two days, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced her version. Pundits like Washington Post’s Ezra Klein politicized the tragedy, claiming America is an unusually violent place, and the only answer is more gun control. There’s only one problem with all their hyperbole: It’s based upon myth and manipulated data.

1. Fiction 1: Armed Resistance Doesn’t Stop Mass Murders 2. Fiction 2: Gun Control Eliminates ‘Dangerous Guns’ While Protecting the Second Amendment 3. Fiction 3: ‘Gun Violence’ 4. Fiction 4: Gun Control Will Make You Safer 5. Fiction 5: Gun Ownership is Declining 6. Fiction 6: The U.S. Is One of the Most Violent Countries 7. Fiction 7: Gun Control Reduces Mass Murders 8. Fiction 8: Gun Control Advocates Care About People

Keywords: gun control, violent crime, gun ownership rates, black homicide rates, mass murder

Suggested Citation

Nemerov, Howard Ross, Yes, It's Time to Talk About Gun Control (May 22, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3183463 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3183463

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