Tortonto Star on Chi handgun ban
Quite an interesting article.
"Bans? "That's what people do when they don't understand the problem."" says a former gang leader.
Hat tip to Dan Gifford...
Wow. What a great - and encouraging - article. A highlight for me:
In Cincinnati, gun-related homicides spiked in 2006 to 89, more than double the annual average, since 1991, of 43.
Kennedy's research team unpacked what he calls typical trends: They identified 69 distinct street groups, comprising about 1,000 people. Of the 89 homicides, these 1,000 people – less than half a per cent of the city's population – were connected to more than 75 per cent of them.
Identifying the problem makes the solution relatively simple, Kennedy says. "If we change the behaviour of these people, we solve the problem." (emphasis mine)
Posted by: JT at May 2, 2008 11:27 AM
Paretto's Law in action. A small fraction of the population is responsible for the overwhelming majority of the problem. Three strikes laws and the like work. Focused policing works. Shall issue CCW works. It just ain't that hard, except of course if you have other motives and other masters to serve.
Posted by: RKV at May 2, 2008 11:43 AM
Tortonto? Must be some city full of plaintiff's attorneys..:-)
Posted by: Hartley at May 2, 2008 01:34 PM
Sure. Change their behavior. Keep them fingas off the triggas, G. Sure.
Keep doing the same sorry things that have consistently failed expecting different results. Inner city public schools. The welfare state.
“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.”
Posted by: The Mechanic at May 2, 2008 01:44 PM