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Elliott Morss | April 24, 2014

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US Guns: What Should Be Done?

May 16th, 2013 |

Efforts to control cigarette, alcohol, auto and overeating deaths are reviewed to determine what should be done to control gun deaths.

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Bombings and Shootings: What Are the Facts?

April 17th, 2013 | 1

Current attention is focused on the Boston bombings. Data on shootings and bombings are examined in this article.

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US Guns: What Should and Should Not Be Done

January 14th, 2013 | 1

The US is considering new gun restrictions. Unfortunately, there is just as good a chance bad laws will be enacted as good. In this article I distinguish between the two and recommend new laws that should be enacted.

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Gun Restrictions: Lessons from Efforts to Curb Smoking, Drinking, Drugs, and Sex

December 18th, 2012 |

Ever since VP Cheney shot another hunter on a quail hunt, I have felt guns are too dangerous for citizens to own. However, a total ban is not in the cards for now. But do bans ever work? In this article, I review other “ban/restriction” attempts.

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US Drug Policies Need an Overhaul: Lessons from Prohibition

December 5th, 2012 |

We hear that illicit drugs are bad. So we support efforts to limit their production and use. What we don’t hear is that these efforts are not working and they impose severe social and economic costs both in the US and abroad. This article sets forth these costs and concludes illicit drugs should be legalized.

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