Monthly Archives: January 2011

One Lucky Gun Owner

The legal gun owner in Tucson was indeed extremely lucky! He left his weapon in its holster, and thereby avoided two potentially tragic mistakes. If he had started firing, what would have happened? Would you do the right thing in such an event? It seems to me that it would be too easy to believe that it is useful to draw your weapon. But that might be the last thing you ever do.
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A Fine Line and the Role of the Media

In the days following January 4, 2011, the world saw the consequence of allowing civil society to be dominated by violent rhetoric in the extreme. Pakistani citizens were threatened with death by violent means if they even offered condolences to the family of Salman Taseer, the just assassinated Governor of the State of Punjab, Pakistan. Continue reading

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