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We Know How to Stop School Shootings

scrow Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 11:21 PM
Anyone who acts out of non-selfish motives is neither a predator nor a coward. There are thousands of examples of people who act out of non-selfish motives. A predator is someone who preys on others for their own selfish reasons. A coward is one who doesn't act for fear of their own safety. Paranoia is a new term that you're tossing in, which you haven't defined. Yet. I have no doubt it will bear no resemblance to any commonly understood meaning of the word.

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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