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The Right Way to Combat Gun Violence

poorgrandchildren.com2 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 7:41 AM
Steve Chapman, you and the NRA are wrong to advocate we hire more government employees to protect us. Concealed carry is more effective and costs nothing.
jrobson Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 10:23 AM
Mick135 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 4:23 PM
There is such a thing as "all of the above". Police presence generally deters crime, and their ability to seek out perps goes far beyond one's own self defense. That said, YOU are your own First Responder-- you are there at the time of the crime. This is one reason so many Sheriffs (elected vs. politically appointed Police Chiefs) work in concert with pro- self-defense concepts. Illinois Sheriff's Association-- 100% behind CCW. Chiefs of Police-- NO!

Public policy is a lot like math: No matter what the problem, the wrong answers are far more numerous than the right ones. This is particularly true on the subject of mass shootings and other firearms violence, which have stimulated a new fervor for barking up the wrong tree.

Many liberals think the answer to mass shootings and street crime lies in stricter gun regulation: banning "assault weapons," limiting the capacity of magazines or, in their unrestrained moments, adopting ultra-stringent laws like those in Britain or Australia.

But most of these ideas are irrelevant or impossible. Even if the...

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