Brooks: I’m For ‘All the Gun Control Stuff You Can Think Of’

New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that he is for “all the gun control stuff you can think of” on Friday’s “PBS NewsHour.”

Brooks said, “I’m for doing all the gun control stuff you can think of, the gun show loophole, the background checks, assault weapons ban. And so I’m for it. I think, if you increase the number of filters between the buyer or shooter and the weapon, you might do some good. I’d be a little modest about how much good you’d do. This has been studied quite lot by the CDC, by the AMA, a series of studies of all the gun control legislation that’s happened in the past. And it’s very hard to find strong effects. There are 250 million guns in this country. And as we heard earlier in the program, where there’s a will, there’s a way. And most of the killings are done with handguns. People find a way to have guns. So, I’m for it. But we’ve seen a 50 percent reduction in homicide in this country over a generation. And a lot of other things are more effective in reducing gun violence. So, let’s do it. Let’s just not expect it’ll have a big effect.”

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