Monday, April 6, 2009

Can gun control work?

ABC News, in a drastic change of direction on their anti-gun stand, interview Jim Jacobs, a New York University professor and criminologist who has studied gun control for most of his life, and has authored a book with the above title, who says that it's not possible to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals. Not with laws or otherwise.

The question of "if it saves at least one life, shouldn't we just try?" comes out, but he says the cost of countering that with gun control would be too high, and that there may be other consequences.

Of course the Brady Campaign was quoted in all of this, but Jacobs casts that aside by saying that the Brady Law may have "some very limited" impact in the attempted purchase of a firearm by felons, but that they would just get a gun from else ware.

Excellent work by ABC News. Go give it a look.
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