Monday, July 23, 2012

WaPo: Six Facts about Guns, Violence and Gun Control

Good piece in the WaPo.

The only part I'd quibble with is the last claiming gun control isn't popular.  My beef is why "keeping gun laws the same" goes on the side of the ledger as "making laws less strict."

If we break out the numbers, making gun laws less strict usually hovers in the high single/low double digit range.


  1. I like point number 3, that gun ownership is actually declining. That corresponds to my personal observations which I wrote about today. To hear the gun guys tell it you'd think guns were as commonplace as I-phones.

  2. This really isn't surprising. We've known that for well over a decade, something like 80% of new firearm purchases are going to people who already own guns.