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We Know How to Stop School Shootings

txtiarosa Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 11:03 PM
Excellent article, but I disagree with the phrase "self-indulgent grandstanding." These people are attempting to deceive citizens into thinking that only "professionals" should have guns. They desire a situation such as that in Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, or any other place where the people have little effective defense against whatever the tyrannical government wants to do. Yes, we could still use knives, clubs, or whatever, but the most effective defense would be gone. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING.

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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