The puzzling gun paradox
Everyone knows that less guns will equal less crime. But, sadly we’re wrong. As the studies cited in this video prove (strongly suggest?), the correlation simply isn’t there.
One of them is a University of Pennsylvania Center for Criminology study that analyzed crime rates after The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. After 10 years of collected data, they couldn’t find any meaningful empirical support for any violent gun-crime reduction due to the weapons ban.
How could this be possible? Surely people who want heavy weapons are only interested in shooting innocent people and committing crimes. But, again, the science just isn’t there to back up the claim.
Interestingly, the “legal analyst” from Fox in the video’s counter point to the data is sarcastic, “Then we should legalize all drugs!” Ah, yep–thanks ma’am, criminals don’t care what the laws are. AND if drugs were legalized how many thousands of gun crimes, ruined lives and tax-funded prisons would instantly vaporize? (Pun intended). It also bears upon me to say that a government should have no justification to punish someone for what they choose to do with their own bodies.
My spiritual side asks: can we get to a place of such anointing that we could disarm attackers with The Word instead of violence? I believe so. But it is a great and wide chasm to cross; perhaps God is waiting for us to take that leap, I don’t know.
For a statistically deep presentation on gun laws and crimes rates please see the below video from Mr. Lott: