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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Why Don’t We Insure Guns Like We Insure Cars?

What if, instead of licensing and limiting, we simply insured?

After the horrific school shooting in Parkland, FL, on February 14th, the “debate” about gun control has reignited in the US. Pundits on both sides of the issue are over-generalizing, taking assumptions to the extreme, and generally talking past each other. But one thing that remains constant is the left’s persistent cries for “common sense” gun regulations. What constitutes “common sense” varies from person to person, but they all involve the restriction or outright ban on certain types or styles of firearms. If the War on Drugs taught us anything, it’s that prohibition doesn’t work, but at the same time, any number of school shootings is too many. So if bans aren’t a good option, what might be? Join James Harrigan and Antony Davies as they talk about this and more on this week’s episode of Words and Numbers.

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Not My President


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Topic of the Week: Gun Control


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  • James R. Harrigan is a Senior Editor at the American Institute for Economic Research. He is also co-host of the Words & Numbers podcast.

  • Dr. Antony Davies is an Associate professor of Economics at Duquesne University, and co-host of the podcast, Words & Numbers.