,Cards on the table. After some decades in the military and with some exposure to using guns to kill make no mistake about it, I am against the unfettered right of civilians to bear arms. And so it is that I have no hesitation in awarding Dr John Lott, supposedly one of Americas leading gun experts, dickwit of the 'weak' award for his call in the light of the latest school massacre for a repeal on the Gun Free Zone (read Schools) legislation and for teachers to be able to carry concealed weapons as a matter of course.
According to the good Dr this would even up the playing field and make it less likely for events such as what has just occurred to happen again.
So, instead of one sided shootouts we can now progress to two sided battles with (presumably) the kids crouched in the middle caught in the crossfire.
I am amazed at such torturous reasoning. I acknowledge the US Constitution confers upon Americans the right to bear arms but very few rights are absolute and the pro-gun lobby should run a mile from the likes of Dr Lott. With friends like him they don't need too many enemies.
December 11 in history
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