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A modest proposal for curbing homicides: Socialism

Chart based on Gallup polls courtesy N.Y. Times and Wiki Commons

If responses to my last post are any guide—including a diss from one of my own students!—many readers reject gun controls as a way to reduce shootings like the recent massacre in Arizona and other gun-related homicides. Common sense tells me that unbalanced people like Jared Loughner, the Arizona shooter, should have a harder time [...]

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How many massacres will it take for gutless politicians to stand up to gun nuts?

It’s happened again. A deranged American male has gone on a rampage with a semiautomatic weapon, shooting down a score of people—this time at a political gathering in Tucson, Ariz. If past experience is any guide, gun lovers will trot out the familiar excuses: Guns don’t kill people, people do. If guns are outlawed, only [...]

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