# Here is mathematical proof that Gun Regulation works

Here is mathematical proof that gun control laws can and do work.

Assume there are 300 million firearms in the United States.
There are approximately 250,000 type 3 weapons (classified as fully automatic Machine Guns) in the US.

That means, for each homicide committed with a firearm, if there is an equal chance of it being committed with any kind of firearm (fully automatic or non-fully automatic), there is a .00083 (250,000/300,000,000) chance that the gun used would be a fully automatic weapon. Seems like a pretty small chance, right?

Lets assume that guns account for approximately 10,000 homicides per year.

Therefore, for each homicide that is committed, we can expect 8.3 homicides per year (.00083*10,0000) to be committed with fully automatic guns. So how many were committed with such fully automatic weapons this year? Zero. How about last year? Also Zero.

Well, gun related crime HAS been on a general decrease lately, so I guess its not too unusual. What about the last 30 years? What about the past 80?

Over 30 years, that number should be about 249 (8.3*30) homicides committed with these type 3 weapons. Over 80 years, that number should be about 664.

Yet, since 1934, there have been only SIX homicides with these types of weapons (two with legally obtained weapons, 4 with illegally obtained weapons). So why the huge difference?

The difference, of course, is that Fully Automatic weapons have been under strict Federal Regulations since 1934. Because of this legislation there is not an equal chance of these types of firearms being used in a crime. How else can you explain the difference between 664 expected and 6 actual homicides?

Next time one of your friends on social media says, “Gun Control doesn’t work” — show them these facts. Maybe they can explain the difference. I can’t.

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