Author Archives: johnsmith223
In response to the Isla Vista rampage attack, Ezra Klein points out that publicizing the crimes only inspires others. This is the same point I made here in response the Columbia rampage attack.
The goal of gun rights advocates is to allow individuals the right to own and carry firearms. That seems clear, even if it results in such questionable policies as allowing convicted felons or those who are a danger to themselves … Continue reading
I just saw this NY Times article from April 2013. Although unspoken, the obviously most effective way to fight back is to use a gun.
The most recent shooting at Fort Hood was precipitated by the shooter being denied a request for leave. This is the latest in a long list of rampage killings. Like many in the “Running Amok” style, the killer suddenly starts … Continue reading
In an earlier post, I showed that fatalities from accidental firearm injuries have dramatically declined. David Yamane brought up the point that the result could be due to increased quality of medical treatment. That critique could be addressed by examining … Continue reading
A recent poll conducted AU’s Women and Politics Institute, and Loyola Marymount University professor Richard L. Fox shows that 60% of high school and college students are considering owning a gun in the future, with 40% planning on it. I … Continue reading