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Are Guns the Problem?

Ken6226 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 2:39 PM
Actually, that episode was on "The Andy Griffith Show", and the "deadly weapon" was a slingshot, not a BB gun. Dr. Williams' point still stands: guns are not the problem.
dconnelly Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 5:53 PM
And now our kids get to watch "South Park". Still an excellent example of how children learn and the impression that TV makes on them... something Hollywood (and lierals) now denies.
Navy-baby Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 3:13 PM
Thanks for the correction--I just remember the impact the lesson made on me as a child.
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...