Figuring out how to prevent the next gun massacre (or specifically the next gun massacre at a school) is a classic case of solving the wrong problem …. The right problem is gun homicide generally, or homicide generally.
So says Mark Kleiman, Professor of Public Policy at UCLA.
As I’ve been posting about guns, gun violence, and gun control for days now, I’ve heard from a fair number of people who have suggested that we ought not to do anything that might infringe on Second Amendment rights because any such infringments won’t prevent another elementary school massacre.
Kleiman and Klein provide thoughtful responses.