When I read something like this:
Many experts and laymen consider gun control, which Democrats generally support and Republicans generally oppose, to be an essential component of anti-crime policy.
I just have to wonder what type of “expert” considers gun control to be an essential component of anti-crime policy.
The data doesn’t support that claim and the number of criminalogists who advocate gun control is very small.
After all, nearly all advocates of gun control are socialists.