Why Guns Are Not Like Spoons

I. Why Guns are Not Like Spoons

“If guns kill people, then spoons make people fat.” That’s a favorite analogy of pro-gun folks to ostensibly make the point that it is bad decisions, and not the inanimate tools themselves that cause undesirable results from the use of the tools. This is a bad analogy, but it […]

Why Guns Are Not Like Spoons2018-08-28T23:03:49-06:00

“It’s Tradition” is not a very good reason to do something

“Tradition” is the least persuasive rationale for continuing to do something. Tradition as a reason is weak because its purpose is basically 1) to remind you of something positive you associate with the past and 2) to free you from having to think of a new way to do something. It is easily trumped by […]

“It’s Tradition” is not a very good reason to do something2018-08-28T23:04:43-06:00