Most Gun Laws Found Not To Work, But Background Checks Might
Out of 25 kinds of gun laws, background checks for firearms and ammunition were found to be most effective at reducing gun deaths.By Steven Sparkman | March 10, 2016
There's not a lot of research on the effectiveness of gun control laws, but a new study claims to show which gun laws actually work. What's more, it says applying those laws nationally could cut gun-related deaths by 90 percent.
Researchers at Boston University looked at 25 types of state-level gun laws and analyzed how each kind of law was related to gun deaths.
Their analysis found only nine kinds of laws were effective. The top three were universal background checks for buying guns, background checks for buying ammunition and firearm identification.