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Are Guns the Problem?

Happy Jake Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 6:47 AM
LD is a satirist. Usually his posts are better than this (more difficult to tell that he's faking it, but just as outrageous, all the same). He certainly does not truly believe what he says.
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...