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California is a model of sensible gun laws. Its universal background check system, strong gun dealer regulations, and assault clip ban are just some of the laws that provide a road map to preventing gun violence. Meanwhile, Arizona, Alaska, and Utah do not have a single common sense gun law on their books, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

According to the FBI, four star California has more than double the rate of violent crime that zero star Utah has, and four times the murder rate. Other “good” three star Brady states, like New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, all have much higher rates than Utah as well. The least violent states in America, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire, all have failing, zero star grades from Brady.

So by Brady’s own measure, there is no correlation between “common sense gun laws” and lower rates of violence.

I also have to say that I feel rather insulted.  For all the wailing and gnashing of teeth by Brady and their cohorts over the proposal to legalize restaurant carry in Ohio, Brady doesn’t consider “banning guns in bars” to be worth a single point on their score sheet.  It is almost as if, “A lot of it was much to do about nothing,” (Hat tip to Say Uncle)

Update: Cam Edwards breaks down and analyzes a press conference on this exact topic held by the Brady Campaign at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Wednesday for NRA News.

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Written by BornLib

May 5, 2011 at 5:31 pm

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