Adam Serwer writes that the following paragraph from Mark Kleiman's book, When Brute Force Fails, destroyed "basically any appetite I had left for gun control":

We might, with mighty effort against strong political resistance, manage to reduce the prevalence of handgun possession by 10 percent. Current studies suggest that such a reduction would be expected to shrink the number of homicides by no more than 3 percent, with no measurable effect on other crimes. Under current U.S. conditions, the project of substantially reducing violent crime by reducing the sheer number of guns may be a case of "you can't get there from here."

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