Assault Weapons: Facts vs. Fiction
July 29, 2012
Shining some light on the facts about “assault weapons.”
Originally posted on International Liberty:
It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that John Lott has changed the national debate on gun control. His rigorous research and prolific pen have exposed the slip-shod analysis of anti-Constitution advocates.
I’ve cited his work on several occasions.
- Lott explained how anti-gun laws facilitated the terrorist attack at Fort Hood.
- Writing after the Tucson shootings, Lott explained the benefits of concealed-carry laws.
- In the aftermath of the Heller decision, Lott explained how more guns resulted in less crime in DC.
- Lott explained how gun control made Jamaica a more dangerous country.
It’s now time to share more of Lott’s work.
Responding to some of the demagoguery after the Colorado killings, here’s some of what he wrote for National Review.
…the M&P 15 and the AK-47 are “military-style weapons.” But the key word is “style” — they are similar to military guns in their…
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