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We Know How to Stop School Shootings

Joseph64 Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 7:50 AM
Mass shootings may be down in the UK, but other crime statistics are way up. Please know what you're talking about before you make another stupid post, OK?
NovusOrdoSeclorum Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 3:43 PM
Heed your own advice. Not just mass shootings, but homicides and % of gun homicides are both far lower than here. Explain that coincidence.

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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