Junior Ganymede
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For Bob Costas: Dear sir, you cur.

December 04th, 2012 by Bookslinger

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/bob-costas-calls-gun-control-during-sunday-night-153602780.html

Bob, the issue of whether gun control increases crime or reduces crime has been dealt with extensively for over 14 years. Please read this book, originally published in 1998, and now in its 3rd edition. Do you honestly think Jovan Belcher would not have attempted to kill his girlfriend with a rope, a steak knife or his bare hands if he really wanted to kill her and no gun was handy? Isn’t it possible that she may be alive today if SHE had had a gun to defend herself against his murderous intent?

http://www.amazon.com/More-Guns-Less-Crime-Understanding/dp/0226493660/.

Author John R. Lott Jr.

“John Lott’s More Guns, Less Crime revives the wisdom of the past by using the latest tools of social science. By constructing careful statistical models and deploying a wealth of crime data he shows that laws permitting the carrying of concealed weapons actually lead to a drop in crime in the jurisdictions that enact them. . . . By providing strong empirical evidence that yet another liberal policy is a cause of the very evil it purports to cure, he has permanently changed the terms of debate on gun control. . . . Lott’s book could hardly be more timely. . . . Lott’s work is a model of the meticulous application of economics and statistics to law and policy.”

(John O. McGinnis National Review )

John Lott was anti-gun, but became converted to the Second Amendment while doing the research for his book. He had actually been hoping to find that gun control worked in reducing crime, but actually discovered the opposite, and was able to prove so.

Comments (6)
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December 04th, 2012 12:58:15
6 comments

Zen
December 4, 2012

Gentlemen prefer your first title.


Bookslinger
December 4, 2012

I had some minor remorse of conscience when I remembered something about “not reviling again.”

And I also realized that the Junior Ganymede may be prejudiced by blog aggregators for having a naughty, filter-able word in both the title and the URL.

Changing the title alone left the URL intact, which was based on the original title. So I had to delete and repost. Though, there may be a function in the admin panel which allows changing the URL of a pre-existing post.

I was also recently reminded of the “not reviling after being reviled” when Mr Glenn Beck did a stunt with an Obama bobble-head figurine in a jar of yellow liquid.


Vader
December 4, 2012

Beck did that? Disgusting. That kind of thing is simply unacceptable and can only coarsen the public discourse.

Except when it’s done by an avante garde artist to a representation of a diety he does not believe in.


Zen
December 4, 2012

Do you believe in Obama?

Actually, try to avoid zero-calorie politics like that. The amount of division in this country sincerely worries me. It especially worries me considering political violence spikes every 50 years in this country, and we are due for a big spike by 2020. Considering how divisive we are already, it is going to be doozy, I predict. (for what that is worth).


Bookslinger
December 4, 2012

“Divisive” is a word used by the Left to mean “doesn’t agree with me”.


Vader
December 5, 2012

It should be made clear that it’s entirely possible, and in my opinion likely, that both Zen and Bookslinger are correct in their most recent comments on this thread.

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