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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:40 AM Dec 2012

When pondering a solution for gun violence in the US, is "how" or "why" a more important question? [View all]

How - how were the crimes committed? More important to examine what tools were used.

Why - why were the crimes committed? More important to understand circumstance, motivation and psyche of shooter.

Which question would lead to a more effective response?

Or should we look at both areas?

edited to correct typo
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How. Take away the tools and such crimes diminish.
2 (40%)
Why. Understanding what moves a person to do such things will lead to better prevention measures.
1 (20%)
2 (40%)
0 (0%)
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