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. We currently pay 1000x more managing the disease than we do looking for a cure.
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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