American Medical Association : Homicide and Suicide Rates

American Medical Association : Homicide and Suicide Rates

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    American Medical Association : Homicide and Suicide Rates

    Homicide and Suicide Rates Associated With Implementation of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act

    American Medical Association reports Brady Implementation ineffective.

    Article: Homicide and Suicide Rates Associated With Implementation of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act

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    From the article:
    Our analyses provide no evidence that implementation of the Brady Act was associated with a reduction in homicide rates. In particular, we find no differences in homicide or firearm homicide rates to adult victims in the 32 treatment states directly subject to the Brady Act provisions compared with the remaining control states.
    Of course not. The assumption behind these controls, which is stated in the article, is that gun crime is committed by otherwise normal, stable, law abiding citizens, who lose emotional control, purchase a gun in a store, and in a fit of rage commit a crime. In this forum, we have had many discussions about the perceptions of the "anti" and commonly come to the conclusion that they routinely project their fear and lack of emotional control onto the public at large. Given this basis, it is understandable why they would expect these types of restrictions to be necessary and effective. However, they are based upon a false assumption and this leads to lack of significant correlation as concluded by the authors. It also discusses the secondary markets (face to face and black market sales), which it claims amount to about 40% of gun transactions. The surpising (to the authors) conclusion was that people are not buying guns through FFLs and then engaging in gun running to sell them in restrictive states (NY and CA were specifically mentioned).

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