Tag: Science

Legislation is very often like trying to swat a fly with a wrecking ball. You might actually get the fly, however, you’re also going to get a lot more; particularly more of what you really didn’t want to smash. Gun laws are nearly always legal wrecking balls. Not only do they fail to address whatever problems their supporters claim will be fixed, but they go on to create new problems. At FiveThirtyEight blog, researchers looked into gun laws and their effects. They didn’t look at the rosy predictions of anti-gun activists, nor did they look at the dire predictions of pro-gun activists. They looked at the statistics of gun related homicides in the US and found that one size truly doesn’t fit all.