How do you feel about gun control? That's the key question.
Also, since you can't actually stop people from doing something as terrible as shooting up the Newtown school, you need to control guns so you can feel like you're doing something to help. Just telling yourself that evil happens isn't good enough.
And don't start with your suggestions about arming school staff. We all know where that would lead, don't we.
One of the better, and more logical arguments I have read about gun control.
More Guns, Less Crime is a book by John Lott that says violent crime rates go down when states pass “shall issue” concealed carry laws. He presents the results of his statistical analysis of crime data for every county in the United States during 29 years from 1977 to 2005. The book examines city, county and state level data from the entire United States and measures the impact of 11 different types of gun control laws on crime rates. The book expands on an earlier study published in 1997 by Lott and his co-author David Mustard in The Journal of Legal Studies. Lott also examines the effects of gun control laws, including the Brady Law.
Have you noticed that whenever anyone calls for reasonable or common sense gun control, they never actually define reasonable or common sense.
What constitutes a reasonable meal to me, is probably quite different from what a vegan or a cannibal would consider reasonable.
If you want to discuss reasonable, common sense gun control with me, begin by defining the terms reasonable and common sense.
Thanks, Jaz! Dr. Sowell’s articles are always a welcome dose of sanity amidst all the madness and tyranny that is inundating us...
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Let enough innocent people get shot up by a lunatic and facts, logic, liberty, the Constitution - none of it will matter to most Americans. After the last election I’m convinced of this. IMO most Americans don’t really want liberty- they want someone (usually the government) to say the problem is fixed so they can get back to watching TV.
Thanks Dr Sowell for a logical look at the “problem”.
I love this man. God bless him.
This president should get not so much as a gun control discussion in Congress until he fully explains Fast and Furious.
At this point, global murder rates are more than anything racially linked. Look at a global map thereof, and you will see all majority black or Hispanic countries have a high rate, Asian and Northern European countries a low one.
Look more specifically within mixed countries such as the US, and our black and Hispanic figures mirror those of black and Hispanic-majority countries, and Asian and European, the same.
The very same correlation tends to hold for those global tests of academic proficiency.
I can’t find the article. Where are these “navigation buttons” I am supposed to use?