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The Right Way to Combat Gun Violence

dan17 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 9:52 AM
Here is a novel idea. How about we start raising our children to respect themselves and their neighbors; To love honest work and shun idleness; To empathize with others and avoid violent conflict? In a few generations we might actually have a civil society.
Delta Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 12:48 PM
WE already take responsibility for those behaviors. It's the big-butted couch potatoes who sit on their parasitic rears watching their welfare-paid-for huge tvs who should be denied those checks, phones, etc., until they learn to teach their offspring some civil behavior.
Earl29 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 12:04 PM

Public policy is a lot like math: No matter what the problem, the wrong answers are far more numerous than the right ones. This is particularly true on the subject of mass shootings and other firearms violence, which have stimulated a new fervor for barking up the wrong tree.

Many liberals think the answer to mass shootings and street crime lies in stricter gun regulation: banning "assault weapons," limiting the capacity of magazines or, in their unrestrained moments, adopting ultra-stringent laws like those in Britain or Australia.

But most of these ideas are irrelevant or impossible. Even if the...

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