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We Know How to Stop School Shootings

NovusOrdoSeclorum Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 3:42 PM
Hahaha, OK. Here are statistics to back up my argument: Whatcha got? Also, you idiots need this explained. Chicago, NY, and DC are very violent cities and havens of gang activity. I live in one of those cities. I live in a middle-class, predominantly Latino neighborhood. I don't own a gun, but I have a dog, a baseball bat, and a pair of balls. I'll take those in close quarters any day.

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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