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Are Guns the Problem?

M1946W Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 12:49 PM
We're still waiting for the investigation into Adam Lanza's background. I think it's safe to say Lanza was not a rabid tea-partier or the media would have been trumpeting that from on-high. It has been reported that Lanza had violent emotional outbursts and I can think of only one group displaying similar behavior, routinely issuing death threats to anyone they're trying to intimidate. The Left.
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...