Related Sources For Further Reading

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Assault Weapon Ban of 2013.

Although this page does not provide a specific author, it is a government page created to promote Dianne Feinstein for senate. On it, it provides information in favor of gun control and provides information supporting the Assault Weapon Ban. Although, the link below will show you how that information is all misinterpreted from data that was not properly analyzed.

Understanding Why Crime Fell in the 1990s: Four Facts that Explain the Decline and Six that Do Not. Written by Steven . Levitt, a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago.

This study provides a perfect example of why correlation does not equal causation. This article analyzes the time frame in which the Federal Assault Weapon Ban was in action and provides other factors which were the real cause for the decrease in crime during that time frame.

Murder and Homicide Rates Before and After Gun Bans. Written by JOHNLROTT, a writer for

This is another writer who analyzed crime rates from 1974-2014 and provides strong evidence for the idea that gun control reduces crime rates.


Related Sources Against Gun Control

Ten Myths About Gun Control. Written by the NRA Institute for Legislative Action.

It seems that a majority of the argument in favor of gun control comes from a small number of misconceptions or myths on the subject. Most of these myths have been debunked, and those willing to do the research can see that. This link is a great source that identifies ten of these misconceptions.

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10 Arguments Against Gun Control. Written by Flamehorse, a writer for

This site touches briefly on nearly all of the topics we have mentioned. It provides a couple examples of countries who’s gun control is ineffective, as well as evidence to support the idea that criminals thrive when civilians cannot protect themselves.

Why I’m Against Gun Control. Written by Peter Tucci.

This is a single freelance writer’s opinion on the topic of gun control. He brings up many good points (some of which we have touched on) and lists further sources to support his claims.