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Are Guns the Problem?

william704 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 2:53 AM
he was indeed correct that an unloaded gun is useless. without ammo its a rock or a stick. when i had guns i kept them fully loaded all the time. i sold my guns to try to save my house after being laid off. i should have kept them and walked away from the house.
When I attended primary and secondary school -- during the 1940s and '50s -- one didn't hear of the kind of shooting mayhem that's become routine today. Why? It surely wasn't because of strict firearm laws. My replica of the 1902 Sears mail-order catalog shows 35 pages of firearm advertisements. People just sent in their money, and a firearm was shipped.

Dr. John Lott, author of "More Guns, Less Crime," reports that until the 1960s, some New York City public high schools had shooting clubs where students competed in citywide shooting contests for university scholarships. They carried their rifles to school on...