Re-posting from the Shooters and Fishers Party’s facebook page.
BREAKING: A recent systematic review study has showed that there has been no impact on firearm homicide rates from John Howard‘s firearms laws. None.
You can read the article yourself here: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2016.03.012
The article by Samara McPhedran at Griffith University reads:
“No study found statistical evidence of any significant impact of
the legislative changes on firearm homicide rates.
“…irrespective of the differences between papers in methodology, time periods examined, and level of geographical disaggregation, none found evidence for a statistically significant impact of Australia’s 1996 legislative changes on firearm homicide rates.
“…if legislative reform is limited in its ability to reduce firearm homicide rates, then what interventions are most likely to be successful?…
“Indeed, there appear to have been few strategies implemented in Australia, other than legislation, which are specifically aimed at curbing firearm violence.
“…when the current evidence base is considered in a systematic fashion, there may be a notable discrepancy between empirical findings about the efficacy of Australian firearm legislation in regard to reducing firearm homicide, compared with what has been proposed within popular discourse about the impacts of those laws.”
This vindicates what has been our position all along. Share this post and help us get the word out!
Thanks to the SFFP team: http://www.shootersandfishers.org.au/