Actually . . . there's statistical evidence to suggest that more lax firearms laws lead to reduced violent crime rates. Check crime rate statistics for Kennesaw, GA when it instituted a local ordinance requiring that every head of household maintain a firearm back in the early '80s, and for the state of Florida when it instituted its "shall issue" policy for concealed carry permits.
Violent offenders tend to be more afraid of private citizens with guns than the police. "Getting rid of guns" doesn't seem to help with the crime rate at all.
As for the rest of your post, I like your observations, and tend to agree. Thanks for the
edit: Please ignore my bizarre term substitution. I don't know why my fingers decided to type "kudos".
|print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2);||- apotheon
CopyWrite Chad Perrin
Are you posting in the right place? Check out Where do I post X? to know for sure.
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
<code> <a> <b> <big>
<blockquote> <br /> <dd>
<dl> <dt> <em> <font>
<h1> <h2> <h3> <h4>
<h5> <h6> <hr /> <i>
<li> <nbsp> <ol> <p>
<small> <strike> <strong>
<sub> <sup> <table>
<td> <th> <tr> <tt>
Snippets of code should be wrapped in
<code> tags not
<pre> tags. In fact, <pre>
tags should generally be avoided. If they must
be used, extreme care should be
taken to ensure that their contents do not
have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent
horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor
Want more info? How to link or
or How to display code and escape characters
are good places to start.