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"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." FULL POST
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(CNN) - One of America's leading students of violence tells CNN that trying to prevent future massacres like the one at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School should not be the driving force of America's policies to reduce violence.
"We can get misled if we focus on rampage killings like Newtown," says the man we've chosen for this week's CNN Profiles.
"To concentrate all of our violence reduction efforts on the most unpredictable, the hardest to control, the craziest incidents is, I think, a misallocation of resources," our guest tells us. He adds, "if we want to keep most people from being killed, it's the wrong place to obsess."
Who is this student of violence urging us not to "obsess" over Newtown when crafting our nation's violence reduction strategies?
His name is Steven Pinker, Professor of Psychology at Harvard. FULL POST
By Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, CNN
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(CNN) – When Bob Satterfield was growing up in Georgia, he and his cousins used to play a game.
[2:36] "We'd be squirrel hunting but, if we saw mistletoe, we'd start shooting at that too."