A new study coming out of Harvard will have gun control activists cringing. It seems for all their rhetoric about the dismantling of the 2nd Amendment equaling fewer firearm deaths, the study proves quite the opposite. In part the study reads:
“shows numbers for Eastern European gun ownership and corresponding murder rates, it is readily apparent that less guns to do not mean less death. In Russia, where the rate of gun ownership is 4,000 per 100,000 inhabitants, the murder rate was 20.52 per 100,000 in 2002. That same year in Finland, where the rater of gun ownership is exceedingly higher–39,000 per 100,000–the murder rate was almost nill, at 1.98 per 100,000. Looking at Western Europe, the study shows that Norway “has far and away Western Europe’s highest household gun ownership rate (32%), but also its lowest murder rate.”
And then….”when the study focuses on intentional deaths by looking at the U.S. vs Continental Europe, the findings are no less revealing. The U.S., which is so often labeled as the most violent nation in the world by gun control proponents, comes in 7th–behind Russia, Estonia, Lativa, Lithuania, Belarus, and the Ukraine–in murders. America also only ranks 22nd in suicides. The murder rate in Russia, where handguns are banned, is 30.6; the rate in the U.S. is 7.8.”
As someone who has been saying all along that gun control only controls honest, responsible gun owners, this study comes as no surprise. It won’t be a surprise, either, when the gun-control crowd completely ignores the study and continues with their false rhetoric in order to advance their agenda.
- Harvard Study: No Correlation Between Gun Control and Less Violent Crime (breitbart.com)
- Harvard study reveals gun control counterproductive (illinoisreview.typepad.com)
- Harvard Study Finds Violent Crime Rises As Gun Ownership Falls (personalliberty.com)