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The Right Way to Combat Gun Violence

Ray from Bloombergia Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 11:42 AM
Too bad the grabbers don't really care about other crimes. In England the assault, hot burglary and rape rates went up 600% when guns were banned. Ray from Bloombergia

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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