Trust RT to present a cool-headed, reasoned antidote to the hysteria that ensues, invariably, in mainstream media, each time the reality of evil asserts itself.
Reason magazine Senior Editor Brian Doherty did a good job on RT America in explaining the errors of the thinking behind the clamor for gun control, and central management of risk, vis-a-vis the Colorado ‘Batman’ screening massacre, earlier today.
These events, and gun murders in general, are rare and getting rarer every year, says Doherty, who is the author of a book about guns. This, despite the fact that all states have liberalized their gun laws, many more Americans are carrying weapons—and four million Americans each year apply for gun-ownership licenses.
Alarmist news headlines notwithstanding, gun violence has plummeted by half, says Doherty.
There will never be a policy prescription that will preempt or stop the lone “lunatic” from carrying out his evil intentions.
Policy prattle is futile. Let us talk, instead, about readiness, in the event the next coward thinks he will meet with no resistance.