Just this week we have another story involving a mass shooting. This time in Washington D.C. The question arises for news commentators, and others, whether these events could be stopped if we more tightly regulate gun ownership in this country. There are some who argue that if you had more guns, or less restrictive gun laws, like those laws promoting “Gun Free Zones,” you would have fewer mass shootings.
The following videos show John Lott, an academic, making this argument.
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Lott relies on a few arguments having to do with the sense of regulating guns, or behaviors, in order to reduce crime.