If you follow the logic used by most anti-gun Democrats, especially those controlling large cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Los Angeles and New York City, their strict gun control laws should reduce gun violence and thus save millions of taxpayer dollars. Of so, that’s what they keep trying to sell us.
So, how successful are those strict gun control laws?
Let’s take New York City, which has universal background checks, bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazine and a very strict and extremely biased permit system for gun ownership. Yet, a recent report says that gun violence is still costing the city about $5.6 billion a year.
(Breitbart) – New York has an “assault weapons” ban, a “high capacity” magazine ban, universal background checks, and “gun violence” costs of over $5.6 billion a year.
In other words, gun control is not working in New York, just as it has not worked in Chicago or Baltimore.
The annual cost of “gun violence” was put forth via a study by Gabby Giffords’ gun control group and published by New York Daily News.
Kelly Drane is an associate of Giffords’ gun control group and she commented on NY’s raging gun violence, saying, “The costs are massive—the human and moral costs and also the fiscal costs we share as taxpayers and society at large. New York State is actually a national leader (in gun control), but even so, the cost of gun violence, even in one of our safest states, is enormous.”
We already know that those cities with the strictest gun control laws also seem to be among the nation’s leaders in the incidents of gun violence and homicides. Last year, Baltimore set a record with the highest per capita of homicides and the rate of gun violence in Chicago and Los Angeles seems to climb year after year. If gun control was a business, it would have closed its doors long ago.