The National Academy of Sciences issued a 328-page report based on 253 journal articles, 99 books, 43 government publications, a survey of 80 different gun-control laws and some of its own independent study. In short, the panel could find no link between restrictions on gun ownership and lower rates of crime, firearms violence or even accidents with guns. The panel was established during the Clinton administration and all but one of its members were known to favor gun control.
Naturally, gun control advocates will assert that this proves nothing and that more study is needed until one tiny piece of information is found that supports their mythical case, at which point that will be the only data referenced in the media.
If the legacy media had any interest in the facts, this report would suffice to stop their incessant drumbeat for gun control. But as they’ve repeatedly proved in the past, any correlation between the demonstrable truth and the legacy media agenda is merely accidental.