My thesis – We cannot arm our way to less gun violence.
Unfortunately, in Wisconsin, the GOP legislature will likely try to do just that, by allowing guns on college campuses. Because if you are in thrall to the NRA, there are literally no other ideas to try.
Read Chuck Rybak’s moving essay on the disturbing details. Rybak feels powerless, but he’s not silent.
Update: I saw Chuck link to this study.
A recent study published in The Journal of Preventive Medicine offers new support for the argument that owning a gun does not make you safer. The study, led by David Hemenway, Ph.D., of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, examines data from the National Crime Victimization Survey — an annual survey of 90,000 households — and shows not only that so-called “defensive gun use” (DGU) rarely protects a person from harm, but also that such incidents are much more rare than gun advocates claim.