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Are Guns the Problem?

Happy Jake Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 6:38 AM
... There will always be (because there always have been) people who lack the self control needed to do good. Thus, we will always need laws. But if people are not even TAUGHT what is good and what is evil and how to differentiate the two - if people are given the idea that what pleases you is good and what upsets you is evil - crime WILL increase.
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.

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...