View Full Version : Great Thomas Sowell Article on Gun Laws

April 13, 2009, 11:54 PM
The article is actually about how meaningless the political names of laws are, but he spends the latter third of the article humorously mocking "gun control laws." The link is below.

Here's my favorite passage:

"Back in 1954, when there were no restrictions on owning shotguns in England and there were far more owners of pistols then than there were decades later, there were only 12 cases of armed robbery in London.

By the 1990s, after stringent gun controls laws were imposed, there were well over a thousand armed robberies a year in London. In the late 1990s, after an almost total ban on handguns in England, gun crimes went up another ten percent.

The reason-- too obvious to be accepted by the intelligentsia -- is that law-abiding people became more defenseless against criminals who ignored the law and kept their guns."