In the wake of each high-profile mass shooting, we go through a ritual spasm of gun control talk, but you may notice something interesting. No one on either side ever seems to offer any remedies. Sometimes there’s talk about banning a certain weapon configuration or some similarly vague and irrelevant proposal, but you almost never hear a political figure describe a meaningful option for changing the way we handle weapons.
One reason that public energy tends to dissipate into little more than a collective wail is the thick smokescreen of disinformation about gun regulation. With a new post at Forbes I tried to tackle the ten biggest lies in the gun debate. It was a lot more challenging than I anticipated.
On another note, I’m interested in your thoughts about the forum feature on this site, Off Topic. It hasn’t taken off as I anticipated. Should it stay? Does it just need more awareness? What do you think?