This disturbing video is worth watching, because I think it encapsulates much of the consequentalist side of American gun control debate:
Gun control proponents think: More and better gun control would have kept that guy from having a gun in the first place. Gun control would produce a net loss of crime.
Gun advocates […]
In light of the recent calls for a “national conversation” about gun violence and gun control, and in light of the admiration that some of us here at BHL have expressed for the philosophical work of Michael Huemer, I thought I would take the opportunity to refer readers […]
Whenever there’s a violent tragedy, someone immediately starts using it as an excuse to restrict civil liberties. Many on the left understand this when it comes to the Patriot Act, but not when it comes to gun control. (Conservatives have selective blindness in the opposite direction.)
In deontological terms, the right to self-defense is the […]
The most recent issue of The Atlantic has a fascinating article by Adam Winkler on “The Secret History of Guns.” It’s worth reading in its entirety, but I was especially impressed by Winkler’s account of the role played by the Black Panthers in opposing gun control in the late 1960s. The article begins […]