If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns…

Not true. Turns out outlaws get their guns from states with lax or no gun control laws.

The Movement of Illegal Guns in America, a study released today by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition, documents the link between gun laws and interstate gun trafficking. The study finds that the 10 states with the least control of sales supply 57% of the handguns recovered in crimes in other states. West Virginia supplies the most; the District of Columbia none. The study also finds that the less a state regulates handguns, the greater the incidence of death by handgun in that state. The coalition’s Trace Data Center collects, analyzes and distributes gun trace data and related reports released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). See the Washington Post (registration required) for more coverage.

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