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We Know How to Stop School Shootings

Got Pono? Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 1:15 AM
Laws are made to be broken, that's why they have penalties. Making new laws is the easy way out. It doesn't really fix the problem; it just looks like you're doing something. Liberals like taking credit and feeling good; doesn't matter what the outcomes, unintentional or otherwise, are. The real work is changing attitudes where people understand breaking laws in order to feel good or powerful is wrong.

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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