"The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." attributed to Plato

"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing." attributed to Edmund Burke

Let's between us make the world a better place.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

American Gun Laws, bad guys and good guys

“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

Albert Einstein's words nowhere seem more appropriate at the moment than in connection with the awful Sandy Hook gun crime last week.


"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." Can Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association really and sincerely believe his own words?

I was interested to hear a replay from the BBC archive today of Alastair Cook in one of his famous Letters from America on the subject of American gun law. Quite a bit of common sense in there, as one would expect from Alastair Cook.
At the end of the day, no one ever solved any problem by throwing more of the same at the problem. Unless anyone can give me any examples?
I wish all my readers a very Happy Christmas and New Year. For those who have found 2012 a difficult year for any reason may 2013 bring you more joy and peace.

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