Statistics For The Coming Session

As Minnesota’s anti-civil-rights movement ramps up for a lavishly-funded effort to try to paint infringing Minnesotans’ civil rights around the edges as “reasonable” and “responsible”, it’s worth noting that this past few weeks and months have seen a bit of a surge in actual evidence that we Real Americans have the stronger factual hand.

For starters, the Centers for Disease Control, in a metastudy commissioned by the Administration earlier this year, noted that…well, basically everything the Second Amendment Movement has said on every corner of the issue is right.

Then the National Institute for Justice – the part of the Department of Justice that does surveys and research and other hard stuff – concluded that assault weapons bans do nothing but make the banners feel good, and that closing the “gun show loophole” is more or less irrelevant since 71 percent of guns used in crimes currently come from straw purchases or theft.

And finally, a new study by Mark Gius at Quinnipiac released past few weeks shows (from the abstract) that

… states with restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons had higher gun-related murder rates than other states. It was also found that assault weapons bans did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level. These results suggest that restrictive concealed weapons laws may cause an increase in gun-related murders at the state level. The results of this study are consistent with some prior research in this area, most notably Lott and Mustard (1997).

When you’ve lost the Obama CDC, you’re really in trouble.

So it looks as if Richard Carlbom, the Illegal Mayors Against Guns, and “Protect” Minnesota are going to have to fight the emotional case, since the factual case is even more against them that it was before.

In other words; same as it ever was.

It’ll just be a slicker emotional campaign.