As we debate new gun legislation, shouldn’t we have facts not feelings drive the issue?

We’ve heard that mass shootings are on the increase, but they are not.

We’ve heard that school homicides and violence are on the rise, but they are not.

Dianne Feinstein plans to introduce a bill banning:

the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of more than 100 specifically-named firearms as well as certain semiautomatic rifles, handguns and shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds.

Those 100 specifically-named firearms will sell like hotcakes in the period leading up to the ban, with little evidence that the law will decrease actual deaths.  The bill also will “grandfather” another 900 specifically-named firearms.  We now have a shopping list 1000 weapons long.

If we are trying to save lives, don’t facts matter?

 
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