What Britain Can (Or Can’t) Teach Us About Gun Control – Quote of the Day

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“Perhaps a total ban on guns would reduce America’s homicide rate, in the same way that a total ban on cars would reduce traffic accidents. But, in the real world, it is far from clear that Britain has any lessons to offer either side of the American gun debate. The two countries are starting from very different places. A relaxation of Britain’s gun laws would probably lead to a rise in gun crime. But it doesn’t follow that tighter laws in the U.S. would have the opposite effect, because there are so many firearms already in circulation. It is, in other words, perfectly rational to support strict controls in Britain without wanting to see them copied in the United States.” – Dan Hannan in Don’t look to Britain for arguments about gun control [via washingtonexaminer.com]

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