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We Know How to Stop School Shootings

anonymous466 Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 9:45 AM
I have no problem with teachers "packing" at schools and universities. Even if they're limited to shooitng rubber bullets, it's still a far better solution than banning this gun or that, having additional multiple background checks, and enforcing a number of additional controls on gun ownership. By all means, prevent anyone with a mental history from owning a gun. However, in CT, even THAT stipulation wouldn't have helped. It shouldn't have to come to this in our nations schools, but Ann has hit the bullseye with this article.

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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