less crime? Whoda thunk?
Oh yeah, those of us who were tied to actual data thought it.
I remember in Boston when I bought the original “More Guns, Less Crime” book. I went to a big chain bookstore. The clerk there was insufferable–he guffawed at the idea that more guns could lead to less crime and commented incessantly on the title of the book. He didn’t know his head from a hole in the ground.
I’m sure if I had bought a porn magazine he would have said NOTHING.
It was about then that I started buying all my books online.