Cato Institute report: “The Costs and Consequences of Gun Control”


The Cato Institute issued what will likely become a landmark report Monday, titled: “The Costs and Consequences of Gun Control.” cato-logo

I have never seen a more comprehensive examination of “common sense gun control” proposals and how they don’t make any real sense.

The report examines nearly every current issue: magazine limits, “assault weapon” bans, universal background checks, gun-free zones and much more.

The author, David B. Kopel, also highlights what would work instead — “to greatly increase spending to help the severely mentally ill.”

Kopel’s report should be required reading for every gun owner.

It’s a credit to Cato and the fine work they consistently produce.

We will be talking about this report for years.



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Lee Williams can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. He is an NRA-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, an avid tactical shooter and a training junkie. When he’s not busy as a senior investigative reporter, he is usually shooting his AKs, XDs and CZs. If you don’t run into him at a local gun range, you can reach him at 941.284.8553, by email, or by regular mail to 1777 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. You can follow him on Twitter: @HT_GunWriter and on Facebook @The Gun Writer.


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  2. This article, as well as the Cato report, are total BS. Why a fine newspaper like the H-T pays someone to write an obviously baloney article full of anti-social crappola is beyond me, but one further example of a good newspaper trying to keep itself afloat by appealing to a societal sub-set, fringe element. Cato has rarely, if ever, reported on anything that benefits society, only right-wing nutters and conservative fundamentalists who dispute climate change, reproductive rights and full voting privileges.

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