Elgin: Question 1 Reply 3

Link back to Question #1. One of the benefits of extended discussion is that it can at times bring more light to a subject than heat. Reading Watts’ second reply was one of those moments, for as he clarified his … Read More

Joel: Question 1 Reply 2

I am humbled by my friend’s admission that I am right, or nearly right, about everything. If only he had stopped there, at that admission, he would have continued to be right. I believe he disagrees with my assessment of … Read More

Elgin: Question 1 Reply 2

In his reply to my answer, Watts claimed that my “point is a black-and-white dichotomy, and it is a severely falsely dichotomy.” I must admit, however, that I am not completely clear exactly what point he was referring to, as … Read More

Joel: Question 1 Reply 1

Elgin is correct: the discussion usually revolves around the policing of either the item or the person. Yes, he is correct, partially, in pointing out the problems of enforcing any type of gun control. While his evidence is somewhat anecdotal, … Read More

Elgin: Question 1 Reply 1

As I read Joel Watts’ answer, I first found a lot that I agreed with, but soon the differences emerged.  I agree that there is a significant social component to this issue.  What we do as individuals often impacts others.  … Read More

First Question: Violence

Background Someone once told me that if you wanted to find a bad law, just look for one that was named for a particular crime victim. The more a law was tailored to a specific event, the less effective it … Read More

Elgin Hushbeck: First Answer

Link to the Question Following each mass killing, as the shock, outrage, and grief fade, and sometimes even before this, the question inevitably becomes what should we do?  Is there any way that we could stop these from occurring?  As … Read More

Joel Watts: First Answer

Link to the Question What are the three most important actions that should be taken in this country to deal with violent crime in public places? The issue of violent crime is a social issue, so it must be handled … Read More