Guest Post: Guns, Like Washing Machines, Don't Act - People Do
January 8, 2013 - 11:10pm
Via James E. Miller of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada, Reprinted from the Middletown Press and Journal In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the usual cadre of politicians, pundits and commentators are hitting the airwaves and condemning believers of the “guns don’t kill” rationale. This exercise in demonization is being followed with pleas to strip Americans of their guns and place a ban on vaguely-defined “assault” weapons. What’s been lacking in the flurry of proposals that inevitably followed a catastrophe like Sandy Hook has been a deeper look at the kind of environment impressionable minds are coming of age in. Far too often, politically-minded observers fall back on reactionary emotion for the solution to problems without actually engaging in critical thinking as to the root of what they are trying to solve. As Southwestern University Scho...
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