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    OPEN-CARRY: A LETTER TO THE ECONOMIST (July 7, 2008)

    As you report, gun owners are becoming emboldened in America (“Showdown,” July 5, 2008). The controversial “open-carry” movement argues that people should be allowed to carry their handguns openly, as the cowboys used to do. Having to hide them is neither natural nor fair. Most important, visible guns are more effective as deterrents than hidden ones, let alone the ones that are not within easy reach. As shown by John Umbeck in A Theory of Property Rights With Application to the California Gold Rush (Ames, Iowa: The Iowa University Press, 1981), open-carry practices explain remarkably low rates of violent crime among gold miners between 1848 and 1866. The open-carry movement is thus far from emboldened enough. Given their obvious benefits, visible guns should not only be allowed by federal law, but they should also be made compulsory for all adults, both male and female. On Umbeck’s evidence, America would be rid of most violent crime in a few short years.

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    Mike wrote:
    http://www.residua.org/book-xxxiii-2...-the-economist


    OPEN-CARRY: A LETTER TO THE ECONOMIST (July 7, 2008)

    ...Given their obvious benefits, visible guns should not only be allowed by federal law, but they should also be made compulsory for all adults, both male and female. On Umbeck’s evidence, America would be rid of most violent crime in a few short years.
    Oh, Canada and Mexico would never go for that! All the criminals we didn't kill would migrate North or South!

    We just wouldn't be very good neighbors if we tried to rid ourselves of crime that way, no-sir-ee.

    ...We should just continue to "take one for the team" of North America...
    ...Orygunner...

    (Before responding to this post, please read carefully between the lines and note the embedded sarcasm.)

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