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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

"gun free zone"

Yesterday, in the immediate aftermath of the Virginia Tech shooting, right-wing Los Angeles radio host Larry Elder had a discussion with John Lott (aka Mary Rosh). I haven't had time to play back the recording I made, but I did listen to the first 10 minutes. Lott, the author of More Guns, Less Crime immediately started to talk about the fact that the campus was a "gun free zone". Which it was, apparently. And by Lotts lights, thats a bad thing. But if "gun free zones" are a problem, where do you stop? Should the delivery room in the maternity ward of a hospital be a gun free zone? It would seem that John Lott would prefer it not be.

This expression has taken hold (again) and is apparent when you Google Blog search for "gun free zone".



2 comments

Paradoxally, there were both one too many guns and one too few on the scene.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/17/2007 9:41 PM  

Now that the courts have overturned the DC gun ban, I fear for the future.

Chicago and other major cities have similar bans that are probably going to fall as well. Gun assisted crimes WILL rise in these locations.

By Blogger Jeremy, at 4/19/2007 10:07 AM  

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