One gun ban that is working very well


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there *ANY* gun control scheme, outside of possibly Japan, that has actually reduced violent crime?

7/14/2006 6:02 PM  
Blogger saturdaynightspecial said...

and the opposite is occurring in Florida.

but the real crux of the problem is Prohibition. the war on drugs harms more than it protects.

like any other government program: the intended outcome is never achieved, and mostly the opposite occurrs.

7/14/2006 8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE: Japan

We must not discount cultural differences in determining the behavior of a society. Just because Japan has *extremely* rigid gun control, and low crime, there is no reason to directly correlate the two.

The opposite can also apply, of course.

Unrestricted gun ownership, IMO, helps shape the environment in which we live, altering incentives/stakes, in a manner conducive to lowering crime.

The fact that Japan enjoys such low crime *despite* its gun control laws, speaks volumes about the civility of their society.

7/17/2006 10:38 AM  

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