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America’s Most Feared Economist

Francis W. Porretto Wrote: May 02, 2013 8:07 AM
If anything should serve to confirm Lott's thesis, it would be the huge increases in violent crime in nations that have recently acted to ban private ownership of firearms -- Britain and Australia. But that should only be necessary for those who refuse to notice that the highest violent-crime rates in America are found in those regions with the tightest controls on firearms ownership, such as Chicago and the District of Columbia.
Joe 145 Wrote: May 02, 2013 8:13 AM
Why should they listen? It takes work and an open mind.

It is much more comfortable to keep your basic assumptions and beliefs. President Obama knows all about this.
Peter841 Wrote: May 02, 2013 8:48 AM
You bring to mind the Cambridge Police Department (MA) incident when obama said (paraphrasing but the gist of it) "without knowing the facts, the police acted silly." He'd do well to preface all his criticisms thusly. Facts never get in the way when libs speak that's why it's so frustrating arguing with them. I've stopped that long a go. But when I do, I use one of their tatics and demean them unless they have a gun.