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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 […]

Guns, Suicide, and Casper, WY

NPR’s Kirk Siegler did a heart-wrenching profile on today’s All Things Considered about the connection between guns, gun culture, and suicide. The story focused the city where I reside: Casper, WY. Last year, there were more suicides in Natrona County than anywhere else in Wyoming. The soft-spoken county coroner saw them all. “My last suicide […]