The externalities of gun use

In which Yves argues that gun owners pay the true cost of gun use.

That’s what I had in mind when I suggested mandatory gun insurance. It’s a good way to discourage casual gun ownership while causing minimum burden to people who have hunting rifles in rural areas.

But remember, rural suicides by gun are increasing. There really is no such thing as a benevolent class of gun users. Under the right circumstances, people who wouldn’t think of stabbing someone to death will pull a gun, because it gives them psychological distance.

One Response to The externalities of gun use

  1. lless December 21, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    This economics discoursive comes right back to Chris Rock’s $5000 bullet. “There will be no innocent bystanders!”

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