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Easy Solution: Lock Them Up

The Reading Eagle is worried that The Supreme Court has limited local options for dealing with gun crime.  They also tout figures by the Brady Campaign:

But when an average of 90 people a day are killed by guns in the United States, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, it can be an overwhelming job to trace the ownership of individual weapons — assuming law-enforcement officials know which weapon was used.

The vast majority of those are suicides, which the Brady’s are hoping is lost on the public.  Of course, that’s not preventing them from arguing that guns cause suicide.  But local communities still have at their disposal a time proven method for reducing crime and violence: locking up criminals.  Unlike gun control, there are many studies that have demonstrated that removing criminals from society actually does reduce crime.  Imagine that.

One Response to “Easy Solution: Lock Them Up”

  1. Jim says:

    From the NYT Freakanomics blog: “My view is that we should not be making policies about gun ownership, because they simply don’t work. What seems to work is harshly punishing people who use guns illegally.”

    http://jmanley.blogspot.com/2008/07/no-more-dc-gun-ban-no-big-deal.html

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