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Report: Eliminating DC’s Handgun Ban Had No Effect On Homicides

Eliminating the District of Columbia’s comprehensive handgun ban had almost no effect on homicides committed with or without such firearms in the nation’s capital, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.

Nearly 80 percent of all D.C. homicide victims from 2000 through 2007 were killed with a gun, city and federal data compiled by The Washington Post and analyzed by TheDCNF found. That figure dropped to 74 percent after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller that Washington’s handgun ban was unconstitutional in 2008.


(This first appeared in The Daily Caller here.)

But, as the graph here illustrates, the post-Heller decrease in both the annual number of gun-related homicides and all homicides extended an overall trend that began in 2002 and continued through 2012.

The post-Heller

Read more at: http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/report-eliminating-dcs-handgun-ban-had-no-effect-homicides-20265

Report: Eliminating DC’s Handgun Ban Had No Effect On Homicides …

Eliminating the District of Columbia’s comprehensive handgun ban had almost no effect on homicides committed with or without such firearms in the nation’s capital, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.

Nearly 80 percent of all D.C. homicide victims from 2000 through 2007 were killed with a gun, city and federal data compiled by The Washington Post and analyzed by TheDCNF found. That figure dropped to 74 percent after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller that Washington’s handgun ban was unconstitutional in 2008.


(This first appeared in The Daily Caller here.)

But, as the graph here illustrates, the post-Heller decrease in both the annual number of gun-related homicides and all homicides extended an overall trend that began in 2002 and continued through 2012.

The post-Heller

Read more at: http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/report-eliminating-dcs-handgun-ban-had-no-effect-homicides-20265

Removal of DC’s Handgun Ban Had Little Effect on Homicide

The removal of a ban on handguns in the District of Columbia had little effect on the amount of homicides that were committed with and without firearms.

Between 2000 and 2007, almost 80 percent of homicide victims in D.C. were killed using guns. That amount dropped to 74 percent after 2008, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the handgun ban unconstitutional, according to Washington Post data analyzed by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The overall decrease in gun-related homicides tracked alongside a decrease in all homicides in the area from 2002 to 2012.

“I expect murders to fall. How they fall is a different question. The people who generally obeyed the ban were law-abiding citizens and not the criminals,” said John Lott, Crime Prevention Research Center president.

Firearm-related homicide rates went down nationwide in “large central metro jurisdictions,” Daniel Webster at the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research told the Daily

Read more at: http://www.newsmax.com/US/removing-washington-dc-handgun-ban/2017/04/18/id/784970/

Eliminating DC’s Handgun Ban Had No Effect On Homicides

Eliminating the District of Columbia’s comprehensive handgun ban had almost no effect on homicides committed with or without such firearms in the nation’s capital, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.

Nearly 80 percent of all D.C. homicide victims from 2000 through 2007 were killed with a gun, city and federal data compiled by The Washington Post and analyzed by TheDCNF found. That figure dropped to 74 percent after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller that Washington’s handgun ban was unconstitutional in 2008.

(Graphic: DCNF/Ethan Barton)

But, as the above graph illustrates, the post-Heller decrease in both the annual number of gun-related homicides and all homicides extended an overall trend that began in 2002 and continued through 2012.

The post-Heller decrease was observed despite a 2013 incident in which one man killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard. Attacker

Read more at: http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/17/eliminating-dcs-handgun-ban-had-no-effect-on-homicides/

There Were Less Homicides After DC’s Handgun Ban Was Lifted …

Eliminating the District of Columbia’s comprehensive handgun ban had almost no effect on homicides committed with or without such firearms in the nation’s capital, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.

Nearly 80 percent of all D.C. homicide victims from 2000 through 2007 were killed with a gun, city and federal data compiled by The Washington Post and analyzed by TheDCNF found. That figure dropped to 74 percent after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller that Washington’s handgun ban was unconstitutional in 2008.

(Graphic: DCNF/Ethan Barton)

But, as the above graph illustrates, the post-Heller decrease in both the annual number of gun-related homicides and all homicides extended an overall trend that began in 2002 and continued through 2012.

The post-Heller decrease was observed despite a 2013 incident in which one man killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard. Attacker

Read more at: http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/17/eliminating-dcs-handgun-ban-had-no-effect-on-homicides/

Walmart customer’s concealed handgun discharges

Miami Valley Hospital President Mark Shaker is leaving “to seek out other career opportunities” and the hospital’s COO will serve as executive in charge beginning June 3. 

WHIO.com and the Dayton Daily News have obtained an internal communication announcing the departure of Shaker, whose last day with Dayton’s largest hospital — and member of the Premier Health Partners network — will be June 2. 

RELATED: Premier Health names new Miami Valley Hospital CEO

He has been with the Miami Valley healthcare community 31 years, according to the internal communication, which also gives a timeline of Shaker’s career: 

 “During his tenure, Mark was instrumental in introducing the first operational improvement division at MVH using Lean and Six Sigma methods to improve operational performance. 

While acting as Good Sam’s COO, Mark was also instrumental in the consolidation of The Dayton Heart Hospital with the Good Samaritan’s heart and vascular program. 

More recently, Mark in

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Walmart customer’s concealed handgun discharges a round

With bombers streaking overhead, thousands gathered Tuesday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to catch a glimpse of 101-year-old Doolittle Tokyo Raider Richard E. Cole and to mark the 75th anniversary of the Raiders’ daring raid against Japan in World War II.

RELATED: Crowds swarm AF museum as B-25s arrive to honor Doolittle Raiders

Doug Bruser took one day off work to see something he and others may never see again in an event both somber and festive.

“It’s a once-a-lifetime chance to do it,” said Bruser, 55, of Mason.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldein compared the bravery of the Raiders on “a one-way mission” that for most ended in crash landings or bailing out over China to the signers of the Declaration of Independence who stood up to an oppressor.

Eighty Army Air Forces airmen climbed aboard 16 B-25 Mitchell bombers, taking

Read more at: http://www.whio.com/news/breaking-news/walmart-customer-concealed-handgun-discharges-round/E51ja9rLJKSuXouzfb1voM/

John Lott blasts Connecticut hike in handgun permit fees

President of Crime Prevention Research Center Dr. John Lott, Jr., is blasting lawmakers for raising handgun permit fees in Connecticut, arguing the hikes will endanger the poor who may no longer be able to afford guns.

In a Hartford Courant opinion piece, Lott calls out Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for proposing to raise initial handgun permit fees from $140 to $370, which would be the highest initial fee in the country. There would also be a $300 renewal fee gun owners would have to pay every five years.

Lott argues poor minorities will suffer the most from these hikes, as many would no longer be able to afford to legally purchase firearms. Poor people living in crime-ridden areas are especially in need of guns, Lott argues, as police cannot be everywhere at once to protect them.

Lott also attacks Democratic lawmakers in Colorado for not voting to exempt people living below the

Read more at: http://www.guns.com/2017/03/08/john-lott-blasts-connecticut-hike-in-handgun-permit-fees/

Concealed Handgun Owner Shoots Armed Robber

A man with a concealed handgun shot an armed robber who killed a good Samaritan during a confrontation at a San Antonio mall on Sunday, reports the Austin American-Statesman.

The man killed was 42-year-old Jonathan Murphy, who was unarmed but tried to stop two robbers outside of a jewelry store. The man with the concealed weapon saw the shooting and fired at one of the robbers, wounding him. His name was not released. Neither were the names of the robbers.

“It was obvious it was a very dangerous situation and that lives were being threatened and (the two robbers) were armed with weapons and … the good Samaritan with the (concealed handgun) license could have been injured as well,” said Doug Greene, a San Antonio police spokesman. “We just ask people to use their best judgment when they get into situations like this.”

Murphy was at the jewelry store with his wife when

Read more at: http://www.newsmax.com/US/san-antonio-licensed-handgun-owner-kills-robber/2017/01/23/id/770060/

Alabama lawmaker seeks end to concealed handgun permits

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A Tuscaloosa lawmaker wants to do away with the requirement for permits to carry a concealed handgun in Alabama.

Republican Sen. Gerald Allen filed the legislation Wednesday ahead of the legislative session that beings in February.

Allen says the current permit requirement is an unnecessary burden on gun owners. People can carry rifles without a permit.

Currently, a person must undergo a background check to obtain a concealed carry permit for a handgun.

The outlook for the bill is unclear. The bill is supported by the National Rifle Association, but it’s expected to be opposed by law enforcement officers.

Law enforcement representatives in past sessions opposed efforts to allow people to carry loaded pistols in vehicles without a permit.

The session begins Feb. 7.

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