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Why Gun Bans Still Don't Work
Fox News ^ | September 29, 2010 | John R. Lott Jr.

Posted on 09/29/2010 6:27:26 PM PDT by JohnRLott

Yesterday's wild shooting spree at the University of Texas fortunately ended without anyone being hurt before the gunman shot himself. Naturally, the incident has yet again raised the question over gun bans, such as the ban currently in effect at the University of Texas.

Do they actually do more harm than good?

Gun bans as the solution to gun violence has popped up again, covering different areas. It would have been nice if such bans had stopped criminals from using guns. But, alas, the results are invariably the same, whether the ban is put in place for college campuses, cities, or entire nations: gun bans disarm the law-abiding, not criminals. Instead of making victims safer, they make criminals safer.

Take a simple example. . . .

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Israel
KEYWORDS: banglist; foxnews; gunban; guncontrol; gunfreezones; johnlott

1 posted on 09/29/2010 6:27:32 PM PDT by JohnRLott
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To: JohnRLott

Bans and laws are only good when those who are responsible enough obey them ... the others, not so much ...


2 posted on 09/29/2010 6:36:33 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Give Kids An Education, Take Them Out Of Government Schools" - and I'm still Molly Norris")
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

thanks JohnRLott, related sidebar:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2597823/posts


3 posted on 09/29/2010 6:40:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: JohnRLott
Naturally, the incident has yet again raised the question over gun bans, such as the ban currently in effect at the University of Texas.

"Raised the question?" With whom? The effete liberals who run universities? 'Far as I know, they're delighted to let students get blown away by any one of the head cases they admit as students, all in the name of "campus safety," or maybe "marksmanship therapy." There was also a case, a few years ago, of a dude at the University of North Carolina who tried to mow down a crowd of his fellow students with an SUV. He was a moose-lim, though, and they have their own set of excuses.

None of these shooters has gone after the denizens of the Administration Building, 's far as I know, although those are probably protected by remote-control locks and video cameras in this day and age.

4 posted on 09/29/2010 6:41:39 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Steely Tom

See my tagline.


5 posted on 09/29/2010 7:15:36 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields"

CRIMINALS PREFER UNARMED VICTIMS sticker
DICTATORS PREFER UNARMED CITIZENS sticker
See what happens it gun free zones?
See what happens in gun-free zones?  With 'strict' controls?
sticker: Criminals prefer unarmed victims, Dictators prefer disarmed citizens
The 2nd amendment IS the equal rights amendment
Fat & Stupid Sticker
Guns cause crime like spoons cause Rose to be fat, loud and stupid
You never need a firearm until you need it BADLY
A gun in the hand is worth 10 on the phone
Politicans Like Diapers sticker
Go ahead, punk!  Make my day!
CONSTITUTION sticker
DON'T TREAD ON ME Bill of Rights sticker
Imposing a DICTATORSHIP is NOT change we can believe in
The Tree of Liberty is Getting Thirsty!

6 posted on 09/29/2010 7:35:29 PM PDT by FreeKeys (COPY EVERYTHING IN THE BOX ON MY PROFILE PAGE AND SEND IT TO EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK !!)
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7 posted on 09/29/2010 7:45:07 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas...)
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To: JohnRLott

Two of the most hated thing liberals hate are AK-47’s (Vietnam syndrome carryover) and Math Majors (absolute proven ((no consensous)) science). Someone Indiscriminately fired an AK-47 (right, they are everywhere and everyone has one) and Oh,yeah, since we know his name now and he’s a student, he’s a math major. Yup, Shephard Smith has me fooled. Oh, did I mention he’s was carrying and firing a AK-47?


8 posted on 09/29/2010 7:47:22 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: SkyDancer

Multiple Victim Public Shootings

http://www.thevrwc.org/JohnLott.pdf


9 posted on 09/29/2010 8:57:03 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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