Santa Monica: Today’s stop on the NRA’s Trail of Tears

You might as well admit it; you already know the drill:

1. Man spotted with gun.

2. Man kills several people, wounds even more.

3. We collectively bemoan the senseless nature of the tragedy.

4. We wonder what we should do to stop the senseless slaughter of innocent civilians.

5. The NRA refuses to even [...]

A very good reason why “MORE GUNS!!” is a poor solution

There’s a disturbing tendency among gun advocates to see security issue as having a very simple solution- MORE GUNS!! It’s as black and white as you can imagine- more guns equals more safety and security. The idea that the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with [...]

The Gun Lotto

The birthright of every American is not the guaranty that they can keep and bear arms; it is the right to a ticket in one of the most peculiar lotteries in the world. You might call it a perverse lottery, since the ticket holder is hoping that their number not be called. A drawing is [...]