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Letter: Events show gun bans don't deter criminals
Michael Cornel claims not to "…hear facts from gun advocates" in his letter, "Australia case a true portrait of gun control" (Dec. 27), while slaughtering history and truth. The gun ban he referred to, the Assault Weapons (AWs) Ban of 1994 (not the 80s), was allowed to sunset by Congress in 2004 after it was found that "AWs" were used in only 1.4 percent of crimes involving firearms and 0.25 percent of all violent crime. DOJ has steadily reported a decline in violent crime since 2004.
January 4, 2013