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Gun Control Misfires in Europe
Wall Street Journal ^
| April 30, 2002
| John Lott
Posted on 04/30/2002 5:48:26 PM PDT by Washingtonian
Edited on 04/22/2004 11:46:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson.
By JOHN R. LOTT JR.
Sixteen people were killed during Friday's school shooting in Germany. This follows the killing of 14 regional legislators in Zug, a Swiss canton, last September, and the massacre of eight city council members in a Paris suburb last month. The three worst public shootings in the Western world during the past year all occurred in Europe, whose gun laws are exactly what gun-control advocates want the U.S. to adopt. Indeed, all three occurred in gun-free "safe zones."
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KEYWORDS: banglist; crime; guns; selfdefense
posted on 04/30/2002 5:51:48 PM PDT
"making it a crime to use a gun defensively"
That will help.
posted on 04/30/2002 6:10:40 PM PDT
posted on 04/30/2002 6:28:45 PM PDT
Have you noticed that our elite national media have dropped this story like a hot potato? It doesn't fit into their template of what constitutes a gun control story.
To: Jolly Green
Exactly right. Everything they ever asked for , and more in German gun control, and it still did not stop a horrible school shooting. Gee.. how are they going to spin that to call for gun control like the Germans have?
posted on 04/30/2002 6:55:38 PM PDT
Europeans have a really bad track record when it comes to guns. They should not be allowed to own them, or even have them around - most assuredly guns should never be issued to their armies!
Americans seem to have a knack, natural born I am sure, for figuring out how to use guns in the least injurious manner.
This may well be an example of "evolution in our time", worked in tandem with major technological advances.
posted on 04/30/2002 6:59:59 PM PDT
posted on 04/30/2002 8:22:19 PM PDT
Australia also passed severe gun restrictions in 1996, banning most guns and making it a crime to use a gun defensively.
Shovels are cheap and the outback is large and hardly populated at all.
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