Gun Violence Study Throws Cold Water On Gun Control

A report shows that central to the demands for stricter gun regulations is the AR-15, which the left has fabricated into the term “assault rifle.”

AR, an abbreviation for ArmaLite rifle, was initially developed by Armalite for domestic use in 1950.  Whenever a mass shooting transpires, Democrat legislators immediately advocate for a prohibition on guns.

A new study shatters the fiction surrounding gun grabbers.

While the national gun-control discussion centers on AR-15-style weapons, most large public shootings in the previous 25 years have utilized pistols, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center.

None of the shootings that occurred between 1998 and 2023 could have been averted by mandating universal background checks, according to the report’s author and the center’s founder, Dr. John R. Lott Jr. The majority of these incidents have occurred in areas that law enforcement officials describe as gun-free zones.

Politicians and news outlets often claim hundreds of mass shootings happen every year. There were 650 shootings in the year after Uvalde, according to President Joe Biden. A total of 586 mass shootings were recorded that year by CNN after the incident in Lewiston, Maine, in late October.  Attacks like these happen often, according to these comments.

The Crime Prevention Research Center debunks much of our knowledge about these attacks.  Mass shootings are defined as incidents with four or more casualties, according to numbers cited by Biden and CNN from the Gun Violence Archive (GVA). Some wounds are unrelated to gunshot wounds.

Lott estimated that between one and eight mass shootings occur annually in public places.  That’s not the same number that you hear about in the news all the time.

Lott claims that most GVA records include gunfights between opposing gangs.  Specific attacks involving drug gangs practically never get national attention. The factors that lead to drug gang conflicts and school shootings have different origins and answers.

Democrat Party members tend to lump together infrequent shootings like Uvalde’s with the everyday occurrence of gang-related shootings, which often go unreported in the media.