This horrible shooting, like all the similar ones in memory, was the result of a deranged individual who had apparently planned, schemed and prepared for the deed. These were not spur of the moments shootings with guns that happened to be lying around. In fact there is good social science evidence about what will deter these kinds of shootings, and reduce the casualties when they happen. But the policy is something liberals don’t like: concealed carry laws. The demand for gun control by liberals is not based on sound policy reasoning, but rather on cultural bias. Liberals don’t like guns, especially guns carried by white guys who live in rural areas, drive pickup trucks, listen to country music and shop at Wal-Mart. These are the guns they particularly want to take. The guns of Republican-voting suburbanites would be nice to take too.From the Heartland Institute - John McAdams has a Ph.D. degree in Political Science from Harvard University, and is Associate Professor of Political Science at Marquette University. He has published in a wide variety of professional journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Law and Contemporary Problems and Sociological Quarterly..
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Concealed carry legalization only solution to stopping mass gun violence
Liberals don't like guns, especially guns carried by white guys From John McAdams, Marquette Univ., Marquette Warrior blog, "Liberals Try to Exploit Connecticut School Shooting":