The White House asks the CDC to do some research to help drive the narrative on gun control. They went ahead and did the study, but the results lead to narrative fail:
Furthermore, the key finding the president was no doubt seekingÂ â€” that more laws would result in less crimeÂ â€” was missing. The study said that â€œinterventions,â€ such as background checks and restrictions on firearms and increased penalties for illegal gun use, showed â€œmixedâ€ results, while â€œturn-inâ€ programs â€œare ineffectiveâ€ in reducing crime. The study noted that most criminals obtained their guns in the underground economyÂ â€” from friends, family members, or gang membersÂ â€” well outside any influence from gun controls on legitimate gun owners.
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