According to Gabby Giffords' Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, the state of New York continues to spend billions on gun violence each year despite having some of the toughest laws in the nation.
New York has bans on so-called “assault weapons,” “high capacity” magazines and universal background checks, but gun violence still costs the state of over $5.6 billion a year.
“Essentially what they said is we have all these gun control laws and we still had to spend this much money on gun violence,” says David Amad at Open Carry Texas. “Translation in plain English: gun control laws don’t work, right out of their own mouth and they didn’t even realize they were saying it.”
Amad says the best way to stop gun violence is allowing citizens to arm themselves.
“That shooting down in Sutherland Springs proved it,” he says. “As soon as a regular ole citizen starting fighting back, the bad guy stopped killing people.”
Giffords' law center still insists gun control must be complimented by laws in other areas in order to work.
“There’s a reason all these people are in jail, it’s because there’s a law that says don’t do this or that and they went and did it anyway,” says Amad. “The idea passing some law is going to magically prevent that activity from happening is just stupid.”