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New Study Shows Expanding Background Checks “Unenforceable Without Firearm Registration Scheme”

According to an article in last week’s Las Vegas Review Journal, the Guinn Center, an independent think tank, took a close look at the Question 1 gun control ballot initiative in Nevada. Question 1 is practically identical to the Question 3 ballot initiative in Maine. The study said this about Nevada’s version of Question 3:

Another independent study done by the University of Pittsburgh backs up the Guinn Center’s analysis. The recent study finds that nearly 8 in 10 gun crimes are committed with illegally-possessed guns. The Washington Post, which is usually in favor of more gun control laws, was forced to admit the findings “…reinforce a common refrain among gun rights advocacy groups. They argue that since criminals don’t follow laws, new regulations on gun ownership would only serve to burden lawful owners while doing little to combat crime.”

It’s rewarding to see yet another independent source verify what we’ve been saying all along: gun control laws only affect law-abiding gun owners and do little to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.

The center’s full report on the initiative is online at guinncenter.org.