Daniel Polsby

Daniel Polsby

Contemporary scholars have little explored the preconditions of genocide. Still less have they asked whether a society's weapons policy might be one of the institutional arrangements that contributes to the probability of its government engaging in some of the more extreme varieties of outrage. Though it is a long step between being disarmed and being murdered-one does not usually lead to the other-but it is nevertheless an arresting reality that not one of the principal genocides of the twentieth century, and there haMore Daniel Polsby quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Gun control laws don't work. What is worse, they act perversely. While legitimate users of firearms encounter intense regulation, scrutiny and bureaucratic control, illicit markets easily adapt to whatever difficulties a free society throws in their way. Also, efforts to curtail the supply of firearms inflict collateral damage on freedom and privacy interests that have long been considered central to American public life.More Daniel Polsby quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The weapons-violence hypothesis is far too simplistic a basis on which to base sound public policy.More Daniel Polsby quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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