H/T Rob Morse@ SlowFacts.
Rob makes some very valid points in this opinion piece.
After the murders at the Pittsburg Synagogue, I keep seeing this question on Quora; ‘How do we stop mass murder?’
Most of the people asking this question feel strongly about things they don’t understand. They have not studied the issues of physical defense or contemporary mental health. I’m sorry to give them the bad news, but there is no magic button to fix the human condition.
We can not eliminate mass murder, but we can reduce it.
- We developed mass murderers after we developed mass media. Stop rewarding narcissistic murderers with a billion dollars of publicity.
- Almost all mass murders are in so called “gun-free” zones. Make the government strictly liable for every injury in a government mandated “gun-free” zone.
- Make owners/operators strictly liable for every injury in a privately mandated “gun-free” zones.