Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New research casts doubt on gun control policies.

Gun control in a free society cannot and will not reduce crime.  It may disarm those who  need arms for lawful self defense. See this recent article. Thanks to Prof. Joseph Olson for the link.


  1. A way to get a gun-control proponent to change the subject is to ask which law or group of laws has ever served to reduce the rate of violent crime with firearms, The quick answer, of course, is that there are none.

    I've asked that question for forty-seven years, now, and have never received an answer.


  2. Art: As you suggest, for many controllers, crime control is not the real motive. Left-wing authoritarianism, personal dislike of guns and gun owners, and various political, ideological and symbolic issues are involved.