Thursday, February 24, 2011

Some Common Sense on Gun Control

Common sense on gun control?  Impossible?  Not in this article by Gary Becker:

So overall I do not believe that making the legal ownership of guns more difficult is likely to do much good, and could be harmful. I do see more promise in punishing illegal gun possession, and especially punishing severely persons who use guns to commit crimes.
 I don't know of any responsible gun owner that would not agree to punish gun use in crimes severely, instead of placing more obstacles in front of legitimate gun owners.  Studies have shown that no gun control scheme has reduced violent crime.

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