Category Archives: Gun Control

Gun Free Zones: First the Truth, Then Your Opinion

In this post, I examine at the claims advanced in the gun-violence debate by both sides. But first, let’s get some key assumptions out of the way: Debates are productive if, and only if, all sides advance opinions based on … Continue reading

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In Response

This post is a response to a recent Facebook post calling for a constructive discussion about gun violence.  But, to have a constructive discussion requires not only respect, but truth. The first principle of constructive discourse is this: first, agree … Continue reading

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How To Minimize Parkland-type Tragedies

Recently a Lefty friend (Yes, I have a few still) sent me two  memes: one that said the NRA had Parkland’s blood on its hands. The second advanced the statistic that men commit the vast majority (all?) of mass shootings. … Continue reading

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History Behind the 2nd Amendment

This is a most interesting cartoon because it reflects a rather gross misunderstanding of the Founding Father’s view (and original intent) of the Second Amendment. Does the Second Amendment allow private citizens to own tanks? More generally, how might the … Continue reading

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