How To Reduce Violence In America

By Jacob G. Hornberger​

Hardly a day goes by without someone calling for gun control as the way to reduce violence in America.

But the gun control advocates have it all wrong. That’s because they are attacking the symptom of the problem rather than the cause of the problem. That’s not going to do any good and, in fact, might well make the situation even worse.

Consider Switzerland, a country in which there is widespread gun ownership. If that was the root cause of violence in society, Switzerland would have the same problem with societal violence that the United States has. It doesn’t.

There are two ways to drastically reduce violence in America — so drastically, in fact, that there would be a lot less Americans calling for gun control.

The first way is the end the war on drugs. Just legalize all drugs, not just marijuana. If that were

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