Congressional Testimony Today

I testified this afternoon before the US House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform. The topic was the DC gun ban, and it was a fairly long winded affair. Robert Levy from Cato and I pretty much held down the fort, but much of the discussion concerned tragic examples of lost lives or almost lost lives from guns. The notion of costs versus benefits was not a central feature in much of the discussion, but given that I was the only one that really had any data, I think that it made some difference.