If the National Rifle Association released a study showing how gun control led to more deaths, do you think anyone in the mainstream media would report on it? If they did, it wouldn’t be to treat it just like any other study. They’d do everything they could to eviscerate it.
But if Everytown releases a supposed study, absolutely no one questions it. They report on it like it’s a serious scientific endeavor and that Everytown isn’t an organization biased specifically against the right to keep and bear arms.
Nearly 300,000 lives could be saved from the nation’s wave of gun violence over the next decade if every US state enacted gun control laws like those held by states such as California and New York, according to a new study announced Friday by a gun violence prevention non-profit group.
It’s the first estimate that offers a glimpse of the potential life-saving impact of stronger gun laws throughout a nation with significant variation in firearm laws from state-to-state, experts tell CNN.
The study by Everytown for Gun Safety revealed new rankings for the 50 states based on the strength of their gun laws in 2023 compared to their gun death rates, putting California and New York at the top of the list for gun safety. Arkansas is ranked last in the nation due to the weakness of its gun laws and high rate of gun deaths, the analysis shows.
New York and California are considered “national leaders” in the report, holding some of the lowest gun death rates in the country – 5.3 and 8.7, respectively, per 100,000 residents – despite being home to the two largest US cities. Arkansas, which has roughly one-sixth of the New York state population, has a gun violence rate of 22.1 per 100,000 residents, the study shows.
Everytown designated five foundational laws that they say have proven to be the most effective in lowering gun violence rates – all of which are in effect in New York and California. They include requirements for a background check and/or permits to purchase firearms; a permit to carry concealed guns in public; the secure storage of firearms; the rejection of ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws; and the enactment of ‘extreme risk’ laws that temporarily remove a person’s access to firearms when there is evidence that they pose a serious risk to themselves or others.
Nowhere in here does it even note that Everytown is a gun control group. They use the euphemism “gun violence prevention” group to try and obfuscate the issue.
They had to because otherwise, no one would take the study seriously.
See, by pretending Everytown is just about reducing gun violence, they can pretend that they’re just looking for the best way to do that. However, Everytown has never found a gun control law they don’t support and have never seemed interested in any other method for reducing so-called gun violence other than gun control.
They’re a gun control group and they’re making the case in this “study” that gun control is a good thing.
It’s absolutely shocking.
Let’s remember a few things. First, the vast majority of studies supporting gun control are scientific garbage. We also know that there’s a lot of censorship in the scientific community, including self-censorship, where researchers simply won’t publish findings that go against the narrative. Those two factors tell us all we really need to know about Everytown’s study.
Garbage in, garbage out.
But the media shouldn’t need me to point it out. They shouldn’t be treating the things that come out of groups like Everytown as scientific gospel.
And they wonder why trust in the media isn’t what it used to be.