Friday, October 03, 2003

Big surprise: Gun laws don't prevent gun violence.
ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- A sweeping federal review of the nation's gun control laws -- including mandatory waiting periods and bans on certain weapons -- found no proof such measures reduce firearm violence.

The review, released Thursday, was conducted by a task force of scientists appointed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC said the report suggests more study is needed, not that gun laws don't work. But the agency said it has no plans to spend more money on firearms study.
And the response from gun law devotees:
"It's hard to study whether gun control laws work in this country because we have so few of them," said Peter Hamm. "Talking about studying gun control in this country is like talking about studying democracy in Iraq."
That's just so precious. Will somebody please compile all federal firearms stautes in one book and force Mr. Hamm to read it until his eyes start to bleed?

Bitter, I'm sure you can knock this one out of the park.

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