Several recent events have resulted in cries for more laws to prevent those events from happening. The Parkland FL shooting is an excellent example. Would more laws prevent future school shootings? We do not believe so. There is already a law against killing someone. There is already a law against trying to kill someone. There is already a law against taking a gun into a school. In fact, the shooter has already been charged with a total 34 different violations of laws.
The reality is that criminal laws and punishments are deterrents, not preventatives. If someone decides to act criminally, then the deterrents of laws are ineffective, no matter how many of them there are. More laws would not result in better behavior.
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