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Response to beergood (Reply #39)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:52 PM

68. Its difficult to prove a negative

Like how many more terrorist attacks with guns there would have been already in France without their gun laws? If you go by killings with firearms per capita, outside of terrorism, and compare that to USA figures, it indicates that gun control works better than not.

No one is saying that bad people may not still do everything they can to acquire guns even with the strictest gun controls. But if you make it as difficult as possible, you are reducing the possibilities. Also other parts of the equation is that there are simply less guns, legal and illegal floating around in a country to be stolen or sold. And also that law enforcement can isolate and focus more on specialized smuggling operations.

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