Well-written and thought-provoking.
This is a discussion on Sam Harris article good reading within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; http://m.samharris.org/blog/item/the-riddle-of-the-gun Sent from my DROID4 using Tapatalk 2...
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Things gun forums have taught me:
-Some people shoot guns others "run" them.
-I don't dislike Glocks but often dislike Glock owners.
-Open carry is to a handgun as bluetooth is to a cell phone!
-Simple math can deliver posts per day... some gun forum members need to get out more!!!
A brilliant man. Have all of his books.
I actually enjoyed the read; I doubt it would make a difference but even the most liberal of anti-gun advocate needs to read this. For that matter, every pro-gun advocate as well.
Good article. I of course don't agree with everything he says, but this is a man who is having an honest debate with himself about how to handle the problem of increased violence perpetrated by a small but very dangerous group of people in our country, and he is considering all sides to the issue.
I like a lot of Harris's writings, and a lot of his arguments are well-formed. My main complaint is that he will re-use an argument after it has been soundly defeated (instead of updating his thinking). I guess he's paid to have an opinion, and we're all human.
I liked this line
"you cannot reasonably expect the police to arrive in time to stop him. This is not the fault of the police—it is a problem of physics"
Statistically, dementia is one of the greatest defeatable threats to my loved ones. The solution is to fund charities that hunt for a cure. This will also reduces the total amount of family that has to go through it. I'm basically racing against odds.
It's hard to decide whether his statements in favor of new gun-control laws (e.g. a ban on 'assault rifles) are genuine...or merely a ploy to keep the 'antis' reading.
It seems to be the latter.
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