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Harvard Report Revived on Gun Trope

Somehow a five year old report on guns and crime from the Harvard Law Journal of Public Policy that got only a little publicity when published is suddenly getting more. Maybe it's because it shows that legal gun ownership correlates positively with low crime rates--and that finding is so contrary to the common trope of the Left.

Austria, with the lowest murder rate in the West, has 17,000 guns per 100,000 people. Luxembourg, with high gun crime rates, has tough anti-gun laws, while nearby Germany, with more lenient rules, has lower rates of gun crime.

In America very recently, President Obama and his media allies continue to express anger at opponents of tougher gun restrictions, citing recent gun assaults in Washington, DC and Chicago as justification. But Washington and Chicago have some of the toughest anti-gun laws in the nation.

What you do not hear is a campaign by President Obama to provide laws that make it less difficult to apprehend mentally ill people with histories of violence.

You can email brucechapman@discovery.org

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