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Doing the Research the New York Times Won't Do

Jerome49 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 10:02 AM
Had the killer of those children and teachers decided to use arson instead of a gun as his weapon, what would the anti-gun crowd want to ban, matches, gasoline? How many unspeakable crimes have been committed by those under the influence of alcohol? Are we going to try the experiment of 'prohibition' again? That worked out well, making millionaires out of bootleggers (Joe Kennedy Sr. included). Accidental deaths of children? Bicycles, swimming pools and falls kill more kids annually than guns. You can't legislate against lunatics.
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 10:05 AM
GTA Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 3:19 PM
No, not "nothing," but don't do something foolish in the name of doing "something."

The truth is, there is no way to stop evil people or lunatics from killing lots of people. In the absence of his mother's guns, he could have used fire, an 18-wheeler, homemade explosives, or many, many other means to accomplish his horrific plan.

It is far easier to destroy than to create or protect.

We could, perhaps, reintroduce morality as a prime concept in our country. There is a coldness and hostility between people now that was absent in my childhood. Moral rules are rational -- and foster a sense of humanity that we have lost.
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 4:07 PM
What moral rules do you have in mind?

How did we loose our sense of humanity?

In Sunday's New York Times, Elisabeth Rosenthal claimed, as the title of her article put it, "More Guns = More Killing." She based this on evidence that would never be permitted in any other context at the Times: (1) anecdotal observations; and (2) bald assertions of an activist, blandly repeated with absolutely no independent fact-checking by the Times.

There is an academic, peer-reviewed, long-term study of the effect of various public policies on public, multiple shootings in all 50 states over a 20-year period performed by renowned economists at the University of Chicago and Yale, William Landes and John...