Date: Dec 17, 2012 10:13 AM
Author: Robert Hansen
Subject: Re: Would effective gun control laws be 'unacceptable social engineering'?


On Dec 17, 2012, at 8:00 AM, Michael Paul Goldenberg <mikegold@umich.edu> wrote:

> http://mobile.slate.com/blogs/crime/2012/12/16/gun_control_after_connecticut_shooting_could_australia_s_laws_provide_a.html
>
> Of course, Bob, Australia isn't "the real world."


If it isn't guns then it is knives.

http://www.aic.gov.au/statistics/homicide/weapon.html

Even if you decided to ban guns in this country, how would you enforce it. Illinois had a ban on guns, yet if you looked at the statistics for Chicago you would think they had a ban on not owning a gun. I suspect that gun restrictions are much more meaningful when the murder rates are much less. You do that, lower the murder rate, then we'll talk. Good luck with that.

Bob Hansen