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Academic Malpractice Part 818

Allison's post that I replied to is gone already but in case any other left-lib shows up with the same talking points, ... The proof that you are wrong about deterrence is easily demonstrated. No "deranged killer" has ever been so deranged as to shoot up a Friends of the NRA Dinner. They always pick so-called "gun-free" zones where they will find helpless victims rather than people who shoot back. If your hypothetical "hopped up" criminal isn't rational enough to be deterred by the possibility of getting shot his actual death from "wrong victim syndrome" will permanently deter him. Society wins either way.
AZYaateeh Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 9:24 AM
Apparently they never heard of the last job Jesse James's gang pulled—they robbed a bank in a town where a hunters' convention was going on.
Joseph64 Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 9:32 AM
Read about the Northfield, Minnesota raid some time. The James-Younger gang was nearly wiped out by heavily armed townspeople who turned out to back up the sheriff and his deputies when they heard their bank was being robbed. The gang had to fight their way out of the town and several of them were killed or captured along the way.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 10:35 AM
That's not the same as robbing the hunter's convention itself.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 10:35 AM
Or are you saying that the hunters were in the bank and had their guns on them?
Author’s Note: This is the 818th column I have written since September of 2003. If you are tired of hearing about liberal hypocrisy in academia, please do not read this latest offering. If you like guns, however, keep reading.

Dear Professor Hoplophobe (pseudonym):

First I would like to thank you for your willingness to discuss Second Amendment issues despite our deep disagreement about the scope and applicability of this important constitutional right. The first time we broached the issue, the tenor of our discussion was less than civil. Since then, you have agreed to continue...