Harvard Gun Study Refutes Gun Grabber Claims

American Thinker

In  an almost fifty-page study published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public  Policy, authors Don Kates and Gary Mauser, demonstrate again and again that  strict gun control laws do not correlate with lower murder rates, neither in the  United States nor Europe. In fact, just as is true in the U.S. where the highest  murder rates occur in cities like  Chicago, with the strictest gun control laws, the highest murder rate among  developed countries is in Russia where gun ownership is highly  restricted.

The  study is a long but interesting read with several tables and lots of statistics  and well worth your time. But for those not inclined to read it, here is the  conclusion drawn by the authors:


This  Article has reviewed a significant amount of evidence from a wide variety of  international sources. Each individual portion of evidence is subject to cavil  — at the very least the general objection that the persuasiveness of social  scientific evidence cannot remotely approach the persuasiveness of conclusions  in the physical sciences. Nevertheless, the burden of proof rests on the  proponents of the more guns equal more death and fewer guns equal less death  mantra, especially since they argue public policy ought to be based on that  mantra. To bear that burden would at the very least require showing that a large  number of nations with more guns have more death and that nations that have  imposed strict 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.

Emphasis  mine

In  other words, as we gun advocates have long known, the observable facts simply  will not support the emotional arguments of the gun grabbers regarding both  violent crime and suicide. Interestingly, the study also relates a survey of incarcerated felons that confirms that a criminal’s  greatest fear is that his victim may be armed. That certainly makes the case for  a well-armed citizenry regardless of the definition of  militia.

You  should read the entire study and then make sure your elected representatives  read it.

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4 thoughts on “Harvard Gun Study Refutes Gun Grabber Claims


    • It Shouldn’t. Why is it that Conservatives are the ones that always have to give in? Always allowing the left to do what ever they want. I say it’s time we tell it like it is and forget the political correctness BS.

  2. Unfortunately, liberals never allow facts to get in the way of their agenda.

  3. Ya know….it is sad that Harvard feels they have to validate what every “law abiding citizen already knows!
    Very early in our education, we learned what the Founding Fathers had to do to gain our freedom; and there was only about 6% of the population at that time that fought!

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