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We Know How to Stop School Shootings

Donald103 Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 11:10 AM
I don't want anyone shot or killed, but better one shooter than multiple victims. Gun free zones assure the shooter that he is unlikely to be shot. Even crazy people are influenced by circumstances. Obviously these presumed psychotic men are able to plan. Crazy, but not stupid? During my residency I rotated through psychiatry and worked on a psychiatric floor at Ford Hospital. When a psychotic (it was always a man) became threatening, the plan was to call as many large men-residents, staff men, orderlies-to the scheme. Never did any violence occur. Donald W. Bales. M.D. retired

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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