New evidence that gun control laws are actually good for the economy

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The Center for American Progress is out with a new study showing that a reduction in homicide rates translates into an increase in home prices. The report examined eight major cities and found that just a 10% reduction in homicide rates lead to home prices increasing by billions of dollars.

Currently, two-thirds of all homicides are committed with handguns, so, like it has in other countries, reducing the number of handguns could lead to a reduction in homicides, and thus an increase in home prices. Cities across the nation are cash-strapped thanks to the ongoing housing crisis. Handgun control could provide some much needed relief.

Thom Hartmann Administrator's picture
Thom Hartmann A...
Dec. 29, 2009 9:59 am


Quote Thom Hartmann:New evidence that gun control laws are actually good for the economy

Pretty weak argument. It can just as well be argued that increasing gun sales is good for the economy. And that's the problem with a flawed economic indicator like GNP... as you've pointed out with that Bobby Kennedy clip you occasional play.

Pierpont's picture
Feb. 29, 2012 1:19 pm

Very deceptive, Mr. Hartmann but I've come to expect that from you. The study showed that home prices increased as homocides have come down. No big surprise. But your premise that hand-gun control will reduce the number of handguns or that either will decrease crime is disputable.

TheFirstLeftist's picture
Mar. 23, 2012 1:33 pm

It is not only disputable, it is bullshit. Kennesaw, Georgia, gun ownership is mandatory. Crime is nil!!!

camaroman's picture
May. 9, 2012 10:30 am

Quick for the lib if a republican congress used the new taxing power laid out in the obamacare ruling to mandate you get a gun or pay a tax y'all would be cool with that right?

Jul. 2, 2012 8:48 am

Gun control idiots and advocates continue to ignore the facts that wherever and whenever guns have been banned, crime goes UP.

camaroman's picture
May. 9, 2012 10:30 am

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