A SIMPLE SOLUTION FOR CRIME: BACKGROUND
My part 2 on:
A SIMPLE SOLUTION FOR CRIME: THREE STRIKES AND YOU'RE DEAD
was declined for publication by the Huffington Post, the only one, of the more of than a hundred, I submitted.
Granted, I have become a kind of life curmudgeon, expressing wonderment about how in this modern age, more than 90% could still have faith in some kind of afterlife. That's my chapter five from SIMPLE SOLUTIONS for Humanity, serialized beginning on 31December2009. In another HuffPo, I felt that:
THE SIMPLEST SOLUTION FOR OUR NATIONAL DEBT...
...was to increase it!
I have questioned the hydrogen economy (even though I drafted the original hydrogen bill introduced in the U.S. Senate), railed against ethanol, felt wavepower was hopeless, thought Hawaii would be among the first to enter into a prolonged economic depression when Peak Oil happened, advised unions to re-invent itself and called for the repeal of the Second Amendment on the right to bear arms.
- For gun regulations: December 1993 = 70% January 2013 = 55%
- Tighter gun restrictions would reduce violence: Dec 1993 = 50% Today = 39%
- Agree with NRA's position on armed guards in schools: Today = 54%
- Ban on assault rifles: Today = 56%
Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas. Why ironic? The NSSF is located in Newtown, Connecticut. Sixty thousand conferees are expected, but not you. Only procurers of these products are invited.
Governor Andrew Cuomo (left) of New York coincidentally yesterday signed a new gun law, significantly expanding the ban on assault rifles. Another anti-gun leader, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, chairman of the Mayors Against Guns, is already heading to DC to lobby for the Obama legislation. While states like Texas and many in the West will resist, a few more carnages over the next few years will drive this issue to the tipping point.