Conceal Carry Reduces Murder Rates

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A new study published in the journal Applied Economics Letter reports that States with “shall issue” concealed carry laws have lower rates of homicides with firearms than States with strict concealed carry laws. Study author and economist Mark Gius also determined that bans on so-called “assault weapons have no statistically significant effect on the rates of homicides involving guns.”

Yet, despite this evidence and despite empirical evidence out of Washington, D.C., Chicago and Massachusetts, which all saw their homicide rates rise after strict gun control laws were passed or gun bans were implemented, the Barack Obama regime continues its assault on the 2nd Amendment.

This week, Obama’s Attorney Criminal Eric Holder posited that gun owners should be required to wear electronic bracelets in order to fire their guns. He made push for mandated “smart gun” technology in a hearing before a U.S. House committee. The Daily Caller reported:

“One of the things we learned when we were trying to pass those common sense reforms last year, Vice President Biden and I had a meeting with a group of technology people and talked about how guns can be made more safe by making them either though fingerprint identification, the gun talks to a bracelet that you might wear, how guns can be used only by the person who is lawfully in possession of the weapon,” said Holder, referring to so-called “smart gun” technology.

“It’s those kinds of things that I think we want to try to explore so that people have the ability to enjoy their Second Amendment rights while at the same time decreasing the misuse of weapons that lead to the kinds of things we see on a daily basis, where people, kids especially, are struck down.”

Such technology would not only increase the cost of each gun sold, it would also allow government to track the whereabouts of gun owners carrying gun with the technology.

The Obama regime daily exhibits a gross disregard for American freedoms guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution.

H/T: Powerlineblog.com

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