Friday, February 14, 2003

Maybe the poster had a point 

There's an excellent article at on the connection between gun control and genocide. He quotes from this law review article by Daniel Polsby and Don Kates:
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 have been dozens, has been inflicted on a population that was armed. (Emphasis added).
Given the uproar over the poster that the College Republicans had at the kiosk which hosted the Israeli Flag/Poster kerfuffle (see also here), why was it that nobody tapped into this research?

The Reynolds article has several links to the research. Worth a long look.