Correlation does not equal causation. Unless you’re ABC News. In that case, sure it does! Because God knows there are plenty of people ready, willing and able to tell the camera that “lax gun laws” enable, indeed create “gun violence.” What ARE these lax gun laws that supposedly led to an increase in firearms-related homicides in Missouri, exactly? The report doesn’t say. Pay no attention to the facts behind that curtain! As for ABC’s love affair with California’s Operation Ceasefire . . .
There is no credible data to show this enormously expensive taxpayer-funded program — which hires ex-cons to “interrupt” gang violence (not shown) — has any effect on firearms-related crime. Remembering, again, that correlation does not equal causation.
As for the pro-gun rights position, it doesn’t even get a look in. Why would it? That would be something approaching actual journalism, which this sure as hell ain’t. In case you didn’t know.