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We Know How to Stop School Shootings

birdfighter Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 11:43 AM
Before guns, their was brute force powered by muscles. Look back at the ancient Greeks & Romans. In battles, sometimes tens of thousands of men were killed, using just spears, axes, swords, etc. And dictators too or just tyrants of clans could impose their will on society and innocent victims simply by out-muscling them. The gun is the "equalizer"--Just because you are bigger and stronger than me, I don't have to be afraid. People really aren't born equal, it's the gun that makes us equal.

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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