Dave Kopel: Australia's Gun Control Laws Won't Reduce Gun Deaths Here

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Mass shootings get the most attention, but they account for a tiny fraction of total gun deaths in the U.S., data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show. Among the nation's 36,252 firearms-related fatalities in 2015, 61% were suicides and most of the rest were ordinary homicides. Neither of those kinds of deaths actually fell in Australia as a result of the National Firearms Agreement, researchers reported Tuesday in the American Journal of Public Health. Research Director Dave Kopel of the Independence Institute talks about an article which describes why Australian gun laws won't work in America. Originally aired on Cam & Co 09/28/18.