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Are Guns the Problem?

jjones706 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 6:25 PM
Solzhenitsyn's understanding of what happened to his country is the history lesson we need to learn or we will repeat it. Obama is what we deserve because we have allowed ourselves to devolve to that level. I hope we can find a way to improve so we don't deserve his ilk in 4 years, 8 years...
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...