Posted by: WebHobbit | December 23, 2012

Gun Free Death Zones

“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”

– Cesare Beccaria’s Essay on Crimes and Punishments (although quite often attributed to Thomas Jefferson who copied this passage for his own work “Legal Commonplace Book”)

http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/laws-forbid-carrying-armsquotation

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