Apocalypse at Hand? Harvard Economist AGAINST Gun Controls & Published in Bloomberg

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    Apocalypse at Hand? Harvard Economist AGAINST Gun Controls & Published in Bloomberg

    Mr. Miron is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute as well as an economist at Harvard.

    A refreshing perspective.

    http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...rey-miron.html

    Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- The atrocity committed last weekend in Tucson, Arizona, by alleged perpetrator Jared Loughner has predictably generated calls for new gun-control laws in the U.S.

    Some want bans on the extended-capacity ammunition clips that allowed Loughner to fire more than 30 shots from his Glock semi-automatic pistol without reloading. Others want improved background screening to prevent mentally unstable individuals from purchasing guns.

    Would these or other laws prevent incidents like the Arizona shooting? Probably not. And such laws, along with existing gun controls, not only harm responsible gun owners but may even increase violence.
    [QUOTE]Beyond being ineffective, gun prohibition might even increase violence by creating a large black market in guns. So if gun laws follow the path of drug laws, we can expect more violence under gun prohibition than in a society with limited or no controls./QUOTE]

    Of course, he is arguing the economic reasons rather than the 2A, but I found it refreshing.
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    Beyond being ineffective, gun prohibition might even increase violence by creating a large black market in guns. So if gun laws follow the path of drug laws, we can expect more violence under gun prohibition than in a society with limited or no controls.
    We all know how well the war on drugs and the 18th Amendment worked. Prohibitions are just moneymakers for certain classes of people.
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