Remember all the experts who said that Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s to relax gun control would lead to more murder?

15 Sep , 2020  

When Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro promised to ease gun regulations and let more people own guns the media and the “experts” they talked to thought it would lead to more homicides/murders. Well, it didn’t turn out that way. Things are still early and other factors have to be accounted for, but don’t expect to see a lot of people who were clearly predicting disaster admit that they were wrong.…



Maj Toure talks to Congress about More Guns, Less Crime

2 Oct , 2019   Video

Maj Toure talks about More Guns, Less Crime during his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security for a hearing on “Community Responses to Gun Violence in our Cities.”
(Maj Toure before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, September 26, 2019)


On Hannity’s TV show on Fox News, Evidence that More Guns, Less Crime

6 Oct , 2017   Video

WELL WORTH WATCHING: Dr. John Lott and Robert Massi talked to Sean Hannity about the impact of gun control on crime rates.  The first part of the segment examines John Lott’s research on guns and crime.

The one note that we would have added to Hannity’s discussion on the graphs was that the UK’s homicide rate only started to decline after a very large increase in the number of police.…

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Updated: Murder and homicide rates before and after gun bans

16 Apr , 2016  

Original post: Every place that has banned guns (either all guns or all handguns) has seen murder rates go up. You cannot point to one place where murder rates have fallen, whether it’s Chicago or D.C. or even island nations such as England, Jamaica, or Ireland.

For an example of homicide rates before and after a ban, take the case of the handgun ban in England and Wales in January 1997 (source here see Table 1.01 and the column marked “Offences currently recorded as homicide per million population,” UPDATED numbers available here).…

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Hillary Clinton Lauding Australia and UK gun control laws

16 Oct , 2015  

Here is a transcript of Hillary Clinton’s comments on October 16, 2015 in Keene, New Hampshire.

VOTER: Back to handguns. Recently, Australia managed to get away, or take away tens of thousands, millions of handguns. In one year, they were all gone. Can we do that? If we can’t, why can’t we?

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Comparing murder rates and gun ownership across countries

31 Mar , 2014  

Charles Blow in the New York Times last year made the very common argument: “America has the highest gun homicide rate, the highest number of guns per capita . . . .”  In another story, the New York Times quotes researcher David Hemenway as claiming: “Generally, if you live in a civilized society, more guns mean more death.”

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