New Landmark Study Says More
Guns Don't Cause More Crime

By Lee Williams. Nov 3, 2022

A recently published study by a team of physicians and medical researchers found no link between increased legal gun sales and increased violent crime rates.

Moreover, the study concluded "it is unclear if efforts to limit lawful firearm sales would have any effect on rates of crime, homicide, or injuries from violence committed with firearms."

Dr. Mark E. Hamill, a trauma surgeon at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, is one of the lead authors of the report, which was published in the Journal of Surgical Research, titled: "Legal Firearm Sales at State Level and Rates of Violent Crime, Property Crime, and Homicides."

Dr. Hamill is not your typical academic. He spent seven years as a police officer in New York City, and three years as a part-time police officer upstate while attending medical school. He served in the Emergency Medical System from the late 1980s to 2002 as both an EMT and a paramedic. He is also a member of the Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership – the only DRGO member on the 10-man research team.


The researchers compared state and national crime rate data from 1999-2015 – obtained from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – to National Instant Criminal Background Check System or NICS checks, which were used to show gun sales even though they do not include private sales. .....


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