The Biden Plan is sweeping in scope; defective in its lack of understanding of firearms, crime and criminals; and lacks empirical data. On the other hand, it justifiably claims credit for Biden’s role in passage of the Brady Bill and the now defunct ban on “assault weapons” and high capacity magazines. It also proposes a number of unobjectionable steps, but these will have at best a marginal impact on the problem. The Biden Plan too often proposes policies based more on wishful thinking than serious research. Strangely, it ignores the fact that gun violence in the US has been declining significantly for decades despite a pronounced increase in the number of guns in private hands and it makes no effort to examine why that is the case and how best we can build on those trends or, put otherwise, what works and what does not. Herewith some of the more important points: ... Read More