Do gun laws lead to gun-related convictions?
In the last five years, just one person has been convicted of not safely storing his weapons around children, though 82 people were arrested for this offense during that time.
This is one of many gun-related offenses on the books where a small percentage of those arrested are convicted, reports the legislature’s nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research.
For the 898 cases of people being charged with illegally discharging a weapon, 19 percent of those cases led to a conviction. Of the 307 cases of people charged with carrying a loaded firearm while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, 14 percent of the cases would lead to convictions.
For a complete rundown of how many people are arrested for various gun-related offenses, check out the report released last week here.
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