Dr. John Lott, author of "More Guns, Less Crime," reports that until the 1960s, some New York City public high schools had shooting clubs where students competed in citywide shooting contests for university scholarships. They carried their rifles to school on...
This country actually has a long history of gun violence in schools. I ran across an article that gave the first incident as being in 1557. The absolute worst was the "Bath Massacre" of 1927. Forty-eight elementary school students were killed, and another fifty-eight children and adults were maimed. The loon that did that used fire, and a bomb. No guns were used. There are 20,000 laws in this country that restrict where law abiding citizens can carry a firearm. Never once, has a criminal or insane person honored any one of them. You can't legislate morality. If ANYBODY can craft a law that will prevent evil people from doing evil things, I'd gladly grind all of my guns into very fine dust. Laws only take away unalienable rights.
When I attended primary and secondary school -- during the 1940s and '50s -- one didn't hear of the kind of shooting mayhem that's become routine today. Why? It surely wasn't because of strict firearm laws. My replica of the 1902 Sears mail-order catalog shows 35 pages of firearm advertisements. People just sent in their money, and a firearm was shipped.
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