Skip to comments.Do Universal Background Checks Prevent Gun Violence?(typical BS)
Posted on 06/28/2020 10:15:59 AM PDT by rktman
Research is mixed as to whether universal background check requirements can reduce gun violence. Some studies have found that UBCs can reduce gun violence and violent crime generally. But other research has found that these policies havent led to reductions in gun violence, even after being in place for several years.
The RAND Corporation recently completed a meta-analysis of 18 different gun control policies and found moderate evidence that universal background checks decreased both violent crime (including homicides) and suicide rates. A similar, 2017 review of academic literature on gun policies by Harvard University found that more comprehensive background check laws were associated with lower rates of firearm homicides.
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After years of eddikashun, study, intellectual pursuits, and just plain drinking single malt, I’ve come up with the reason: Crooks do not get their guns after having a background check.
Where can I become “Professor”?
Just self ID as one and you’re good to go.
In 1976, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police published a position paper on gun control in which it stated “the licencing, serialization, and registration of firearms will not act as a deterrence to violence and will not necessarily identify the person perpetrating the crime.”
The most common question I get from those who suddenly got woke after Baltimore’s 2015 riots or more recent riots: “Is it worth buying a gun legally, when it’s easier to get one under the table?”
Yes, it’s faster and often cheaper in Maryland to get an illegal gun, and I know where to do that. I still tell people who ask to follow the law. You do not want to be in a woke situation facing rioters/arsonists/looters/terrorists and worried about being prosecuted for the illegal gun too afterward. We have no moral obligation to follow unconstitutional gun laws, and all registrations/restrictions are unconstitutional, but we should still follow those laws out of self-preservation given big government’s harsh response to violations of those worthless laws.
Raz was doing background checks when he was handing out AKs to his comrades, right? Right?
Oh, you missed the part where they were filling out the 4473s?
“....Where can I become Professor?...”
It’s unlikely because you’re waaayyyyy too smart.
Just the other day there was a story of a man who just three hours after his release from jail on another gun charge shot and killed a little girl eating ice cream.
Pretty sure that he did not get a background check for that gun.
No. See chiraq.
Actually, yes, they do. I did a study years ago on this issue and pulled numbers from states and federal databases, compared their registration process, population size, gun ownership statistics, the works. For states with a background check and 3 day waiting period, there was a noticeable decline in homicides.
Conversely, states with NO waiting periods or background check requirements that had more homogeneous populations also had low rates of crime.
For dense, non-homogeneous urban populations, stop gaps allay potential crimes of passion.
Do not confuse recognition of these facts as support for these measures. The RKBA is inalienable; we should not have to go through background checks and waiting periods to exercise ours rights.
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