"Let's bring this meeting to order," said the Mayor. "Order, please." He banged the gavel. Quiet emerged in the packed City Council Chambers. Cameras flashed. "All right, to begin, this is a highly informal meeting, at the request of a group which calls themselves the Freedom Zone. This group, and the area where they reside,… Continue reading Freedom Zone Confronts City Council
Officers Larry and Cass spotted a bum sleeping on the street, and decided to have some fun. They kicked him awake. Frightened, he tried to ward off the blows. They beat him with their batons. "Halt! Leave that man alone." Larry and Cass turned to face the voice. They bristled, shifted batons to their off… Continue reading Bum Finds Place To Crash
Why did the British government pass the Penal Codes, denying firearms ownership to Irish Catholics? Was it their deep love for the Irish? How about the British colonial laws preventing Indians from bearing arms? Let's ask Gandhi about that: "Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act… Continue reading Why Gun Control?
Author Carlisle E. Moody studied the history of personal violence in Europe, and came to a surprising conclusion. Personal violence has declined substantially in Europe from 1200-2010. The conventional wisdom is that the state’s monopoly on violence is the cause of this happy result. I find some evidence that does not support this hypothesis. I… Continue reading Firearms and Peace
[This is an excerpt from an upcoming novel. An Artillect, in this novel, is an entity with intelligence equal or greater than a human, the volition to make vis own decisions, and the legal status of a person.] The protester was neatly dressed, wearing a suit and a fab 'do. He wielded signboard and megaphone.… Continue reading Conversation With An Artillect
In a world without guns, the young and strong, and those who have time to master other weapons, utterly dominate the weak and defenseless. Is it better to arm the few against the many, or the many against the few? The answer depends, in large part, on whether you believe that the many prefer peace,… Continue reading Imagine No Guns? No Thanks