Monday, December 17, 2012

The Facts about Mass Shootings

Rush mentioned this article on his program today.
Until the Newtown horror, the three worst K–12 school shootings ever had taken place in either Britain or Germany.

Almost all of the public-policy discussion about Newtown has focused on a debate over the need for more gun control. In reality, gun control in a country that already has 200 million privately owned firearms is likely to do little to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals. We would be better off debating two taboo subjects — the laws that make it difficult to control people with mental illness and the growing body of evidence that “gun-free” zones, which ban the carrying of firearms by law-abiding individuals, don’t work.
Yep, the issue of dealing with the mentally ill should NOT be a sticky issue, but it is.  We should deal with this head on and come up with a solution.  There is too much at stake.

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