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Invincible Ignorance

Clay16 Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 2:35 PM
Mr. Sowell: I'm not sure what to believe anymore. Both sides have their statistics re the effectiveness of gun control. I just read the other day that the firearm related murder rate in England was declining before their darconian firearms laws. So, have gun related crimes gone down or up in England? I know that John Lott was right: more guns, less crime, but whose stats are correct?

Must every tragic mass shooting bring out the shrill ignorance of "gun control" advocates?

The key fallacy of so-called gun control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law-abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available.

If gun control zealots had any respect for facts, they would have discovered this long ago, because there have been too many factual studies over the years to leave any serious doubt about gun control laws being not merely futile but counterproductive.

Places and times with the strongest gun control laws have...