By: Teresa Mull
Maryland has banned so-called “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines, yet shootings in Baltimore are set to exceed last year’s already-surging numbers.
On March 27, 2017, Breitbart News reported the criminal use of “high capacity” magazines was at a seven-year high. In other words, the ban had only impacted law-abiding citizens. Criminals still had – and still used – the prohibited magazines.
Now the Baltimore Sun’s Justin Fenton reports the shootings in Baltimore are on track to surpass the numbers seen last year, and those were up nearly 80 percent over figures from 2014.
Fenton noted, “In 2018 total non-fatal and fatal shootings in Baltimore were up 79 percent from 2014. And this year is ahead of last year’s pace. Unbelievable.”
Breitbart notes other parts of the country that have passed strict gun control are also experiencing growth of violent crime. California, for instance, “witnessed an 18 percent rise in firearm homicides between 2014 and 2016.”
In Chicago, too, the number of homicides rose while the city had a handgun ban in place.
Teresa Mull is editor of Gunpowder Magazine. Contact her at [email protected].