Law is not entirely responsible but gun control works…nope, gonna have to have more than that.
“Supporters believe early indications show that Maryland’s gun control law has been successful,” wboc.com reports (although the lead in the station’s video report makes no such equivocations). “Gun deaths in Maryland have gone down 24% in just the first five months of 2014, according to Maryland State Police and the Governors Office of Crime Control and Prevention.” The crime fighting wunderbill in question: SB281. The post-Newtown bill banned the sale or transfer of “large-capacity ammo magazines” and 45 types of semiautomatic weapons. Now you may be wondering . . .
how banning the sale or transfer of Steyr-AUG-SA rifles (for example) would reduce crime. Or how many less standard capacity ammunition magazines are now in the hands of Maryland’s criminals, and what difference that could possibly make to the type or frequency of their criminal activities. Or how making it more difficult for non-criminals to get a concealed carry permit would lower crime.
Let’s ask high-fiving gun control advocate Vincent Demarco of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence . . .
Vincent Demarco of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence said the law was not entirely responsible for the decrease in gun fatalities, but he said gun control works.