prohibit the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from releasing data from crime gun traces.Then how can they have obtained this data?
After the Tiahrt amendments went into effect, guns diverted to criminals soon after being sold by Badger increased by 203 percent.This way:
For the study, researchers examined data from firearms recovered by the Milwaukee Police Department and traced by the ATF from 1996 through 2006.So the data is available. And of course the JHSPH (funded by the Joyce Foundation) w/ info from a city whose mayor is a member of MAIG (partially funded by the Joyce Foundation) would come to this conclusion:
“Our findings suggest that changes to federal gun policy prompted a dramatic increase in the flow of guns to criminals from a gun dealer whose practices have frequently been of concern to law enforcement and public safety advocates,” said lead study author Daniel WebsterShock. Especially since repealing Tiarht is a goal of MAIG and the Joyce Foundation.
And they wonder why we dismiss them.