Kates Jr., Don B.
March 1995
National Review;3/6/1995, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p49
The article deals with the skepticism of criminologists, criminals and policemen about the effectiveness of gun control in the U.S. Research indicates that no amount of gun control can overturn the socio-cultural and economic indicators of crime. In fact, evidence suggest that prohibiting gun possession is counterproductive. According to Gary Kleck of Florida State University's School of Criminology, gun possession by citizens is not a problem. University of Maryland political scientist Ted Robert Gurr believe that gun prohibition would criminalize most citizens and have little effect on criminals.


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