“Gun policy is hard”

Once again it’s time to get angry at how unreasonable the other guy is being on the gun issue.

And it is time to just fix the problem, right?

I wish it were that simple, but, like most questions in public policy, it is not. Gun policy is hard, and getting it right—or even starting to get it right—requires calling out the bad arguments from both sides and understanding inevitable trade-offs and unavoidable facts.

[Trevor Burrus, Forbes, a year old but of continuing relevance] More: “I used to think gun control was the answer; my research told me otherwise” [Leah Libresco, Washington Post/Syracuse.com]

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