"A demonstrably small impact on overall crime..."
Despite the wide-spread misconception that military-appearing weapons are "assault rifles," a recent study cites that less than 1 percent of all recent deaths were the result of tactical-style weapons, as reported by Breitbart.com on Jan. 18, 2013.
As previously covered by Examiner.com, what Obama and the vast majority of the nation's media refer to as "assault weapons," are in reality, no more than squirrel guns that bear a striking resemblance to America's M-16 and the Russian's AK-47
Still not understanding what exactly constitutes an "assault weapon," Barack Obama referred to military-appearing rifles as "weapons designed for the theater of war."
Nonetheless, the so-called "assault weapons" were tied to less than .012 percent of overall deaths in America in recent years (2011) according to studies compiled by criminology professors Chris Koper and Jeff Roth.
Under the auspices of the National Institute of Justice, the criminologists also report that the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) "had a demonstrably small impact on overall crime in our country."
The studies state the AWB impact on crime showed:
"The evidence is not strong enough for us to conclude that there was any meaningful effect (i.e., that the effect was different from zero)."
Awr Hawkins of Breitbart.com points out that while the AWB expired in 2004:
"In 2011, less than .012 percent of the overall deaths in America were tied to 'assault weapons,' and there was not even a ban in place.
Years before that, 1994-2004, when the ban was in effect, it's impact on gun violence was nil."
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