Summary: Most of the discussion that follows each mass shooting ignores what we know about guns. Perhaps that is why America, alone among the world's developed nations, can't form effective policies to regulate guns. We pay for this ignorance in blood. These posts remind us of what we've learned. "The Terror of Our Guns" By David … Continue reading Don’t just mourn. Remember what we know about guns.
Summary: Violence is as American as apple pie, part of most social movements since the Founding (used for, against, or both). Might it burst forth again? If so, by whom? The Left feels strongly about climate change, but looks like a spent force -- capable of staging street parties but not violence. Political energy, for … Continue reading What are the odds of violence from the Right in America?
Summary: When Americans demand accuracy from their reliable sources, reform will become possible for America. The Left cannot correct the Right on this flaw, nor vice versa. So long as we (Left and Right) accept lies from our friends and fellow partisans, then our leaders will lead us by lies. So long as we remain … Continue reading But Hitler confiscated guns, leaving Germans helpless!
Summary: After the latest mass killing, our Right-wing goes crazy again, displaying our nation's broken OODA loop for all the world to see. On a hopeful note, perhaps each of these episodes brings us closer to realizing our madness -- the first step to reform. Comments The "hair of the dog that bit you" solution … Continue reading Yet another mass killing in America. Watch the reactions on the Right, and learn.
Summary: The debate about the right to bear arms is a black comedy. It takes place amidst casualties like that of a war, the names of the annual crop of the dead endlessly scrolling by into the dustbin of history. The guns supposedly defending our liberty remain quiet while we throw away our rights. The … Continue reading The Founders talk to us about guns for a well-regulated militia