Comments for: Why we need civilian patrols and scientific policing

Posted Dec. 31, 2012, at 4:37 p.m.

The recent tragedy in Newtown, Conn., has understandably led to calls for greater gun control. And, predictably, the National Rifle Association has fired back, saying there’s no stopping a psychotic. The perpetrators of gun violence, however, are more often people we’d otherwise consider sane, as when as six gunmen killed …

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  • Anonymous

    Let’s tax all members of the National Rampage Association for each gun they own. This could be used toward the cost of guards at schools, grocery stores, shopping centers, hardware stores, ice cream shops, etc.

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      Tax this.

      • Anonymous

        the newspaper already pays taxes.

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    Just what we need, roaming bands of brown shirts.

  • honey777

    This a ridiculous argument, typical of extremists (and doesn’t that make you wonder about their mental stability?).
    More guns won’t make anyone safer!

  • Anonymous

    Dear God–please, NO homegrown “militia”. Just an excuse for the NRA to help its benefactors, the weapons manufacturers, get even richer arming everybody in sight.

    I have the greatest respect for veterans–my husband is retired from the military (he served in Vietnam). However, I doubt that simply being a homeless vet should be considered a qualifying characteristic for being issued weapons and patrolling anyone’s town.

  • Anonymous

    No thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Whether it’s a good idea or not (I’m inclined to think ‘not’), the operative term for any would-be corporate sponsors would be ‘insurance nightmare’.

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