Ending the Debate on Gun Control?
very good and thought-provoking article from the UK. I esp. like the call to get serious about the real casues and get organized to deal with those. However, finding and getting after the "real causes," is not any easy task. Further, designing reasonably effective programs to deal with these that we can afford and that respect constitutional rights is not easy. The divisiveness and distraction of the debate over gun control only gets in the way of doing what really needs to be done. In countries that already have millions of guns and a respect for constitutional rights, gun control cannot possible work. There is no credible evidence to support the gun control case. Of course, at bottom, the gun control crusade in the U.S. is not really about crime. Perhaps if we addressed that issue, it might be anoter way to end the debate.
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