We know how to stop school shootings

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    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 right now in response to the Connecticut massacre: waiting periods and background checks for guns, the death penalty and increased penalties for committing a crime with a gun.

    None of these policies had any effect on the frequency of, or carnage from, multiple-victim shootings. (I note that they did not look at reforming our lax mental health laws, presumably because the ACLU is working to keep dangerous nuts on the street in all 50 states.)

    Only one public policy has ever been shown to reduce the death rate from such crimes: concealed-carry laws.

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    Just about makes you cum in your pants to think that, maybe, just maybe, that it could be YOU in the situation to shoot that bad guy dead. Dream on. Don't forget, when you leave the house, arm youself well. The bad guys are looking for you.

    Are you paranoid? Or just delusional?
     
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    Are you always a douche? Don't worry zekey about me being in that position. You worry about yourself. Ever in the military zekester?
     
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    Ah yes, the society that you fruitloops dream of for us. Everybody packs all the time. Allways watch your back, be ready to quick draw at the sight of a stranger. A five year old is a bit slow and gets blown away, "Oh well, Darwin, you know".

    You are sick fucks, and I and most Americans completely reject you vision for our nation.

    There will be gun laws now.
     
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    I was.

    And frankly, I wouldn't want to walk down the street where everyone was packing, either.

    That's just a great way for a bad situation to escalate into something worse very quickly.
     
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    Or a potentially bad situation stopped in it's tracks.
     
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    Common Gunsense A blog to advocate for sensible gun legislation: Your ID please

    So there were 2 deaths from fireworks in 2009 and 8800 injuries in the U.S. I remind my readers that firearms take the lives of 30,000 Americans every year ( including 8 children a day) and another 70,000 injuries costing the country billions of dollars. And yet, I needed to produce my driver's license to buy 2 boxes of "Pop Its" today! There is widespread recognition that fireworks and firecrackers can be and are dangerous. Guns? Not so much. I should say that most people understand the dangers of guns but the NRA and its' minions won't allow any common sense laws to pass to prevent deaths and injuries. I also remind my readers that private sellers of firearms are supposed to ask for a driver's license but many do not. In hidden camera video after hidden camera video, we have the proof that many people buy guns without producing one piece of identification. Here is just one of the latest exposés about how easy it is to buy guns, no questions asked. It's easier to buy a gun than it is to buy fireworks. And fireworks cause a very small number of deaths and injuries to Americans in a given year. Where is common sense?
     

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