“Johnson argues that the theory of gun control, that of fewer guns equaling less gun crime, is something of security theater.”
Nicholas Johnson, professor of law at Fordham University, breaks down if gun control measures in places like Australia could work in America.
Johnson argues that the theory of gun control, that of fewer guns equaling less gun crime, is something of security theater.
“A gun ban has no broad popular support,” explains Johnson, going on to point out that the only two serious statewide attempts at banning handguns in the U.S.– in California in 1982 and Massachusetts in 1976– tanked so bad they haven’t been resurrected in decades.
Then he addresses Australia as a model for the U.S. to follow, and holds it didn’t work there and just won’t work here.
“Even if the Australian plan were tried in the U.S. and worked to perfection, we would still be left over 200 million guns in the U.S.– including handguns, which account for nearly 80 percent of gun crimes– but gun confiscation has never worked to perfection,” says Johnson.
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