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The Right Way to Combat Gun Violence

George9 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 9:13 PM
The cheapest and most effective remedy is to encourage and relax the laws on Concealed Carry Weapons. Sure, background checks, but no real range requirement. Just a civilian drawing his weapon was enough for one shooter to stop killing in Klackamus and escape to shoot himself. The zombie's fantasy burst when he heard the sirens and saw the civilian.

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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