The National Rifle Association (NRA) would have you believe that guns stop murders. The gun control lobby would have you believe that gun control reduces murders. They are both wrong. Gun bans have always had the same effect once implemented: none. They do not create a (sustained) period of increased murders, nor do they reduce the rate of homicides. The gun control crowd is currently stomping their feet and screaming “No, it reduces violence! I’ve seen the statistics.” What you probably saw were studies that point to reduced instances of “gun murders,” not murder. The pro-gun crowd is screaming that gun bans cause crime. At least this is grounded in reality. Typically, there is a spike in murders immediately after a ban, but it is short lived.
I don’t 100% agree with his stats, but they certainly aren’t stats I can argue with directly. I would point out that Australia’s “Short lived” spike in murder also coincided with the people re-arming themselves, and the US’s current slump in violent crime as shooting and gun ownership becomes more popular than ever.
Still if the net result IS zero, why would you NOT want to just leave people alone? I guess that’s the difference between human beings, and authoritarians and “Progressives”….one would consider a ban on something if it would result in a SOLID gain for society as a whole, as well as the individual…the other just hates stuff and wants to ban them, facts be damned!!!