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(N)o (R)ational (A)rguments

With Wayne LaPierre popping up in the news again, it seemed like a good time to remind people why they should not listen to the NRA. While many people have taken a stance to declare the obsolescence of the right to bear arms, I am not ready to go that far. Likely, I never would […]

What Nuclear Deterrence Can Teach Us about Gun Control

A useful way to think about gun control is to compare it to nuclear arms control and the theory of nuclear deterrence. Deterrence theory suggests that some proliferation of nuclear arms can actually make the world safer, because states that might be tempted to use nukes offensively will be “deterred” by the threat of retaliation […]