UNDATED (WTVB) - Gun control advocates and the pro gun lobby will be chiming in on a new study released today. It says what may seem as rather obvious that keeping guns away from so-called "high-risk" individuals reduces gun violence and saves lives.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health also concluded that addressing weaknesses in current gun laws can be an effective way to cut down on gun violence. Those approaches include expanding prohibitions for criminals, people who commit acts of domestic violence, young people under age 21, and drug abusers. Study author Daniel Webster says it's important to note that making those changes to gun laws would not disarm law-abiding citizens.
The study reports more than three-thousand Americans have been shot to death since the Aurora, Colorado theater massacre on June 20th.