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Are Guns the Problem?

Kenneth L. Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 7:11 AM
Sandy Hook Elementary School is a gun-free zone in a state that has an assault weapon ban in effect. So obviously we need to pass an assault weapon ban nationwide and do as much as possible to restrict gun access everywhere. Something must be done!
Dan107 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 8:06 AM
We should pull the driver's license of everyone in the state because a few people ran red lights last week.
LCDR BUD/S USN Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 7:56 AM
YEP, a gun ban and strict gun laws don't work in one place so let's put them in place everywhere. That makes a lot of sense, to an IDIOT!!
Bill110 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 7:39 AM
How about lawsuits against the distributors of psychotropic drugs? Every school violence case has involved kids on drugs.
absinthe48 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 7:49 AM
Also lawsuits against purveyors of mindless violence -- I'se talkin' 'bout you, Tarantino -- and of vulgar video games? The First Amendment allows publication without censorship, but it should never be used to shield malefactors from the civil consequences of what they publish. And besides, if the president can suspend the Second Amendment by executive fiat, and if our policy makers can ignore the part of the First Amendment that guarantees freedom of religion, surely we can ignore the free speech part as well.
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...