About that 6.7% we are gonna get out of the AWB

Feinstein claims that the 1994 “Assault Weapons Ban” was proven to reduce gun murders by 6.7%. By that measure, this new legislation will save a grand total of 665 lives.

Number of people killed with hammers/clubs in 2011 is 496

  1. If you look at the report from which that stat originated you will see that the study author’s themselves state if you factor in year to year variation and/or statistical error you could, with equal confidence, conclude that the AWB made “no change” to the number of firearms related homicides. Reporting a 6.7% change is negligent at best……..

    1. Not to get all English teacher on you, but I think you mean negligible, not negligent.

      Yeah, I thought all that was bizarre, because a University of Pennsylvania study, commissioned by the National Institute of Justice, wrote of the 1994 Clinton “Assault Weapon” ban, “We cannot clearly credit the ban with any of the nation’s recent drop in gun violence. And, indeed, there has been no discernible reduction in the lethality and injuriousness of gun violence.”

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