Monday, August 01, 2016
New Study Reveals the Truth About Guns
Well, what do you know? It looks like what we’ve been saying about gun crimes being committed mostly by people who shouldn’t have them turns out not to be NRA-backed propaganda, but…the facts. For what seems like millennia, the pro-Second Amendment crowd has said ad nauseam that the vast majority of gun owners are law-abiding, and that the vast majority of gun crimes are committed by people who shouldn’t firearms to begin with. It’s not a radical concept, nor is the notion that more gun control laws would only harm the honest gun owners, while having zero impact on the criminal element in this country.
In a new study by the University of Pittsburgh, it was discovered that law-abiding gun owners were responsible for less than a fifth of all gun crimes.
In the study, led by epidemiologist Anthony Fabio of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health, researchers partnered with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to trace the origins of all 893 firearms that police recovered from crime scenes in the year 2008.They found that in approximately 8 out of 10 cases, the perpetrator was not a lawful gun owner but rather in illegal possession of a weapon that belonged to someone else.