Don’t just mourn. Remember what we know about guns.

Gun Control

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.

Cut thru the lies and myths to understand guns in America

River of blood

Summary: To understand why we so many mass shootings in America, let's cut through the myths and the lies to see the naked truths about gun control. Also, today we had our eight millionth pageview since we opened in Nov 2007! Another day, another mass killing in America. To understand how this happens, look at … Continue reading Cut thru the lies and myths to understand guns in America

After Orlando, should we repeal the second amendment?

Summary: Orlando, as usual for a crisis in America, brings forth calls to rip another strip from the Constitution. But the Second Amendment worked well for us for two centuries, until conservatives decided America needed more guns in more hands. Orlando is another example of the results. But there are solutions that do not require … Continue reading After Orlando, should we repeal the second amendment?

Guns in the wild west: regulated, with no fears about ripping the Constitution

Summary:  An oddity of the New America is how we stumble when dealing with problems solved not just by our peers in other developed nations, but in our past.  Gun control is but one example. Other nations, our peers in the developed world, have accomplished what we're told is impossible for Americans: reducing gun ownership.  … Continue reading Guns in the wild west: regulated, with no fears about ripping the Constitution

Do guns make us more safe, or less? Let’s look at the research.

Summary:  The incidence of apparent murders justified under the "stand your ground" laws raises questions about the vast number of claimed "self-defense" gun use.  How many of these were justifications of improper use, not legitimate (and socially prestigious) self-defense? Fortunately there is research on the issue.  Here we look at samples of this research, most … Continue reading Do guns make us more safe, or less? Let’s look at the research.