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The Evidence Behind the New York Times Gun Editorial

The New York Times' historic front-page editorial pushed for ending civilian ownership of assault weapons and certain kinds of ammunition. How many lives would that save?


  1. Want more context on the data? Here's my New York Times Sunday Review essay on "The Assault Weapon Myth," which ran last year on the twentieth anniversary of the assault weapon ban. And yes, many Democrats and gun control advocates deeply understand the data on what an assault weapon ban would and would not do. Want more context on the politics of Obama's support for the assault weapon ban after Sandy Hook? See last week's article, Beyond Gun Control.
  2. I wrote last year about Sen. Feinstein's claims that "The evidence is clear: the ban worked." See: Fact-Checking Feinstein on the Assault Weapon Ban.