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Bloomberg-Funded Study Finds that ‘Assault Weapon’ Bans Don’t Stop Mass Shootings

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courtesy of Guns America

It’s unclear whether former Mayor Mike Bloomberg knows his money was used to undercut his own gun=control policies.

It has become a talking point on the anti-gun left to claim that while “assault weapon” bans don’t reduce gun-related crime, they do reduce the frequency and fatality of mass murders.

Virginia State Senator Mark Levine, for example, in a word vomit salad of uninformed opinions, claimed that the 1994 “assault weapons” ban was “very successful” in stopping mass murders. He used that supposed fact to support his own ban that would eventually fail in the Virginia Senate.

A new study has given the lie to even that defense. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that bans on semi-automatic firearms commonly referred to as “assault weapons” have no effect on fatal mass murders.

It’s buried at the bottom of the press release, but it’s there: “the study did not find an independent association between assault weapon bans and the incidence of fatal mass shootings after controlling for the effects of bans on large-capacity magazines.”

The study also undercuts the push to ban the private