No one wants to take your guns, right? New York Times: “Repeal the Second Amendment”

In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, the usual suspects have come out in full force.  This showed up on my news feed this morning: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/opinion/guns-second-amendment-nra.html From a law-and-order standpoint, more guns means more murder. “States with higher rates of gun ownership had disproportionately large numbers of deaths from firearm-related homicides,” noted one exhaustive 2013 …

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Rational people can change their minds

James Wright's article about how he was wrong about gun control and why it is doomed to failure, from the 90's.  The years change, but the song remains the same: http://www.nationalaffairs.com/doclib/20080708_1988912secondthoughtsaboutguncontroljamesdwright.pdf

Pro-click: “The Political Philosophy Of Guns – Would America Really Be A Better Society Without Them?”

Came across this last night: America’s decades long national argument about gun control is not a normal political debate about addressing policy to problems but about what kind of politics to have. It is fundamentally about how citizens should relate to each other and the state, and that makes it a matter of political philosophy, …

Get ready to strap on your stupid: David Smalley vomits “Why Gun Nuts Lie – I Know From Experience”

So I came across an article this morning where David Smalley, Proud Atheist, lectures America about "Why Gun Nuts Lie – I Know From Experience" - and with a premise like that, you know you are in for quite a wild ride. First, he starts with his credentials: I live in Texas. I’m a gun owner. …

Social Engineering Opportunity: Gun Buyback in Miami = opportunity for buyers

Oh look, another gun buyback... A South Florida boxing gym is taking a stand against gun violence in hopes of making our neighborhoods safer. A gun buyback event is being held in Miami this weekend. "We need you guys to turn in your guns. We need the community from all over Miami-Dade County to show …

Thomas Sowell’s take on the President’s speech: “On Gun Control, Obama Is Showman In Chief”

Those of you who read this blog should be familiar with my use of the term "security theater" and how most gun control proposals are little more than soundbites.   Thomas Sowell, noted economist, wrote an article covering yesterday's Presidential address and reminded me of the flip side; political theater. Those who have been marveling at …