Sunday, December 16, 2012

Think before you speak next time

Reason offers the all-stars of bad comments over the Connecticut shootings.
Hope Governor Huckabee is proud to be part of this group.
Those hoping for gun control should know violence has declined over the past 20 years. It's media attention that has exploded.
Over the past several decades, virtually every state in the country has liberalized its gun control laws. In 2008 (in theHeller decision) and 2010 (McDonald), the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an individual right to bear arms. Despite a number of high-profile gun-violence cases - including this year's mass shooting in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater and 2011's shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords - the past 20 years has seen a sharp and continuing decrease in violent crime.

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