Who better to believe about gun violence statistics than Obama’s own Department of Justice?
Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner:
Since assault weapons are not a major contributor to US gun homicide and the existing stock of guns is large, an assault weapon ban is unlikely to have an impact on gun violence,” the DOJ’s National Institute for Justice explains in a January 4 report obtained by the National Rifle Association. “If coupled with a gun buyback and no exemptions then it could be effective.” That idea is also undermined by the acknowledgement that “a complete elimination of assault weapons would not have a large impact on gun homicides.
Hmm. I guess Obama disagrees with his Department of Justice. That’s kind of funny.
Comment below: Would an assault weapons ban do anything to reduce gun violence or spree killings? If not, why pass the bill and further disarm law-abiding Americans?