First Reports Evaluating the Effectiveness of Strategies for Preventing Violence: Firearms Laws

This is old news but worth repeating. In 2003 the CDC reviewed 51 studies of several different gun control measures and found insufficient evidence to “determine the effectiveness of any of the firearms laws or combinations of laws reviewed on violent outcomes.” This does not mean that no policy was effective. It simply means that at that time there was no evidence that any of the policies were effective.

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