Though the news is unquestionably positive on the national legislative scene, there’s still a lot of hooey on the state beat.
You may remember when the federal assault- weapons ban expired last September, Sarah Brady claimed that the streets would be filled with AK-47s and Uzis. Of course, nothing like that happened.
What has happened is this: The ban’s expiration has showed how useless the law was.
Researcher John Lott Jr. has repeatedly said that “not a single published academic study has ever shown that these bans have reduced any type of violent crime.”
Gun owners knew the phrase “assault weapon” was bogus, that the rapid-fire machine guns used by the military were never in s...