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We Know How to Stop School Shootings

James742 Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 1:27 PM
Dan - the weapon you described "(fire many rounds when pulling the trigger once") was not used to my knowledge. What you describe is a fully auto weapon. The reporting states that he had a semi-auto m4 (although I've read conflicting reporting on whether or not be used that weapon). Regardless, a motivated person can inflict significant harm even with a handgun with a smaller capacity magazine. Anne is on the money here and the facts she gives prove it. In the cases where a bystander is armed, there were fewer deaths

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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