What motivates the passionate gun-controllers? If saving lives is the goal, then directing more police resources to high-crime areas might have a bigger impact than any push for gun control, as Robert VerBruggen discusses elsewhere in this issue. So might public attention to suicide among the elderly, as statistician Leah Libresco recently concluded in the Washington Post after reviewing the literature on gun policies.
Liberals pride themselves these days on their empiricism, yet policies such as these do not seem to excite their interest as much as a campaign against guns.
Senior Editor of National Review
November 6, 2017
Why Gun Control Loses
[So… what’s the real reason?
As I have rhetorically asked many times before:
- What’s the real reason? (July 7, 2009)
- What’s the real reason? (April 29, 2016)
- Quote of the day—Stranger
- Quote of the day—Grizzled_Stranger
- The science is settled
- Quote of the day—John Lott
- Quote of the day—Daniel Greenfield
- Quote of the day—Andrew Scott
- Do you trust your government?
- Quote of the day—Lyle
- Quote of the day—Dennis Henigan
- Quote of the day—Neal Knox (August 31, 2010)
- Quote of the day–Jeff Knox
- Quote of the day–Neal Knox (August 12, 2010)
- A cultural issue
- Quote of the day–Ingrid Peritz
- Another back-door registration scheme
- I think we are done here
- It’s not about preventing crime
- Canadian gun registry hits
It’s not about guns or safety. It’s about control.—Joe]