Pursuant to my recent post, “Guns and God,” here are a few back of the envelope calculations to put the issue in perspective. Continue reading Gun-related Deaths in the USA
Category Archives: Firearms
Guns and God
© Darrell Arnold Ph.D.– (Reprinted with Permission)
Here’s a to-be-expected reaction to the [recent] mass shooting in El Paso … The governor of Texas states “The problem is not guns, it’s hearts without God.” Continue reading Guns and God
Why is Capital Hill Gun Free?
If Congress really believes more guns will make us safer then I propose that all our representatives be armed on the House and Senate floor and that they remove all the metal detectors in those buildings. Of course, they would reject this idea because this would make them less safe. Thus revealing their hypocrisy.
What If Everyone Had Guns?
I have to chuckle at President Trump and the Republicans claim that tougher gun laws won’t stop mass shootings. That’s weird, they do so in every other country in the world with tough gun laws. In Japan, England and many other countries almost no one dies of gun violence because … THEY DON’T HAVE GUNS! In the last 50 years, more Americans have died of gun violence in the US than were killed in all the wars America ever fought! Continue reading What If Everyone Had Guns?
“Guns are security blankets, not insurance policies”
Do you trust your neighbor with one of these?
At his wonderful blog, The Weekly Sift, the mathematician Doug Mudar posted an insightful piece recently about the psychology of gun owners titled: “Guns are security blankets, not insurance policies.” He begins with a quote from the sci-fi author William Gibson: “People who feel safer with a gun than with guaranteed medical insurance don’t yet have a fully adult concept of scary.” Continue reading “Guns are security blankets, not insurance policies”