The Newtown Affect on Gun Laws Pased: 70-39 In Favor of Looser Restrictions
Via New York Times:
The Left will lose their cookies and blame the NRA, but this really points to larger problem for the gun-control industry. Not only have gun purchases soared since gun-control advocates began their push for new legislation, now we can see that the majority of new legislation getting passed hurts their cause more than if they were silent. If the gun-control movement is serious about making legislative changes and not just getting headlines, it needs a new strategy.
State Gun Laws Enacted in the Year Since Newtown
About 1,500 state gun bills have been introduced since the Newtown massacre.
178 passed at least one chamber of a state legislature. 109 have become law.
In the 12 months since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., almost every state has enacted at least one new gun law. Nearly two-thirds of the new laws ease restrictions and expand the rights of gun owners. Most of those bills were approved in states controlled by Republicans. Those who support stricter regulations won some victories — mostly in states where the legislature and governorship are controlled by Democrats — to increase restrictions on gun use and ownership.Select categories from the table below to see all gun bills that passed at least one chamber of a state legislature. . .
- Greg Pollowitz