Public Health Study Says Law-Abiding Gun Owners to Blame for Cops Being Shot
By Beth Baumann
Earlier this week, the American Public Health Association published a bogus new study on how gun legislation impacts officer-involved shootings. The APHA looked at fatal police shootings been January 1, 2015, through October 31, 2016. Altogether, 1,835 cases were evaluated.
Their conclusion: “Legislative restrictions on firearms are associated with reductions in fatal police shootings.”
“We suspect that because these states have more robust gun laws, they’re better able to keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people,” the study’s lead author, University of Indianapolis psychology professor Aaron Kivisto, told The Los Angeles Times. Officers in gun control-favoring states “are just less likely to encounter people in circumstances where they shouldn’t have a gun.”
Of course, the study has the same talking points as gun control advocates. They claim states like New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, and Oklahoma lead the country in the number of fatal police shootings…and the states have the most “relaxed” gun laws.
Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Illinois were among the states with the lowest rates of officer-involved fatal shootings. All had gun laws that placed them among the nation’s most restrictive states.
But not all states fit …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms