Any intelligent responses to this recent LA Times article?
My cousin who is highly pro gun regulation posted this on my facebook in response to a pro arms article I posted.
foreign gun laws tightened after massacres have reduced homicides - latimes.com
Does anyone have any good sources to counter this? The article potentially makes a good case for gun control but my gut churns at the idea of more gun regulation in the U.S.
It's really hard for me to believe that disarming the public really brings homicide down. My instincts tell me that crazies who shoot up places like theaters or elementary schools will obtain weapons one way or another and go to gun free zones to do their work. My instincts also tell me that violent crime would go up in countries that make having weapons hard because criminals would be armed and the public wouldn't be.
All these laws do is make it harder for law abiding citizens and do nothing for criminals, who don't care about the law. But what do I know.... Any suggestions?