Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ideas on gun control

New York's own reformed john, Eliot Spitzer poses a good question and explores how we could use government procurement regulations to limit gun violence...

Those of us who were in law enforcement in New York City in the late '80s and early '90s remember how drug dealers pioneered the use of 9-mm guns. We heard over and over from our friends in the police department that they were outgunned, that their service revolvers were no match for semi-automatics in a shootout. So what did the police do? The New York City Police Department finally bought 9-mms, too. It was a classic arms race, with the gun manufacturers in the economically enviable position of selling bigger and better guns to both sides. This prompts a simple question: Why do we buy guns from companies that permit their products to be sold to bad guys?

1 comment:

Sindhu Gangadharan said...

Wow lovely pics...especially the one with the snake sent a shiver through my spine!