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Why are Americans suddenly more interested in gun control? Perhaps because of a 9/11-size spike in gun homicides.

Although I’m a pacifist (and a pragmatic one not a fundamentalist*), I don’t get particularly passionate about gun control because despite the fact that it generally reduces homicides and suicides, because other factors are even more important for reducing homicides. Furthermore,

Posted in Violence & Peace

Vox’s misleading gun death graph

In the wake of the mass shooting tragedy in Los Vegas, Vox posted an analysis showing that more guns lead to more gun deaths: I was immediately suspicious because I’m living in Guatemala and I am constantly being reminded that

Posted in Health, Violence & Peace

Mass-shooter drills train students to become future mass shooters.

Here at Bluffton University, we just did our first annual mass-shooter drill. I think it is political theater at best and harmful at worst. The Washington Post wrote an article that puts the threat of mass-shooters in perspective. People killed in

Posted in Violence & Peace

Lions, tigers, bears, and deer. Oh My!

Earlier I wrote about the terrorism that is brutally killing 38,000 Americans this year in nightmarish fashion. I have now identified a group is responsible for 200 of these deaths and they are not even legal American citizens. What group sounds more lethal,

Posted in Public Finance, Violence & Peace

Terrorists are expected to kill 38,000 Americans this year in brutal crushing deaths!

Set the terrorist alert level to red! I’d say that anyone who physically crushes a random American with a heavy metal instrument is a terrorist. Others might just dismiss these deaths as routine traffic accidents, but you should be much

Posted in Public Finance, Violence & Peace

Is it counterproductive to prepare Bluffton University students for a mass shooter on campus?

Bluffton University is located in a ridiculously safe town compared to the average American town.  My wife lost her wallet twice and both times it was returned by a stranger with all the cash.  My family mostly bikes to get

Posted in Violence & Peace

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