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We Know How to Stop School Shootings

Agent Crawfish Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 10:12 AM
I am sure that if we simply make guns illegal nobody will be able to use them ... see, for example, heroin. Once we made that illegal heroin use fell immediately to zero. On a related note ... isn't murder illegal? If that's true why didn't making murder against the law keep the nutjob in CT from murdering? This is all so confusing!

In the wake of a monstrous crime like a madman's mass murder of defenseless women and children at the Newtown, Conn., elementary school, the nation's attention is riveted on what could have been done to prevent such a massacre.

Luckily, some years ago, two famed economists, William Landes at the University of Chicago and John Lott at Yale, conducted a massive study of multiple victim public shootings in the United States between 1977 and 1995 to see how various legal changes affected their frequency and death toll.

Landes and Lott examined many of the very policies being proposed...

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