Fox Business Host went full gun grabber on August 7, 2019.
She tweeted that Trump “has a major opportunity: he can BAN assault weapons and invoke strict gun laws and background checks in one executive order” in response to recent shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.
.@realDonaldTrump has a major opportunity: he can BAN assault weapons and envoke strict gun laws and backgrnd checks in one executive order. To heck w/ lobbyists at NRA – the majority of Americans and common sense supports this! It’s time to do what is right for our country.
— Trish Regan (@trish_regan) August 7, 2019
What Regan is advocating for was already tried when the federal government passed an “assault weapons” ban in the 1990s.
According to the Washington Times, the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice found that the ban produced “no discernible reduction in the lethality and injuriousness of gun violence.”
Additionally, California has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. It is ranked 46th according to Guns & Ammo magazine. Nevertheless, a high-profile shooting took place on July 28, 2019 at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.
Red flag confiscation orders have also been put forward as legislation that must be passed to address gun violence. Careful research shows that these laws have also proven to be ineffective in stopping shootings as well. In fact, Connecticut was a leader in passing red flag laws by enacting its own version of the law in 1999. However, this law was unable to stop Adam Lanza from committing a massacre at Sandy Hook.
Gun researcher John Lott’s work on the subject has also demonstrated that “Red Flag laws appear to have had no significant effect on murder, suicide, the number of people killed in mass public shootings, robbery, aggravated assault or burglary. There is some evidence that rape rates rise. These laws apparently do not save lives.”
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