Gun Use As a Public Health Problem

Yes yes yes!

Mike the Mad Biologist

Steve M. at No More Mr. Nice Blog makes an excellent point (boldface mine):

I’m not part of the gun culture — I don’t own guns and haven’t known many people who do. But I don’t condemn the culture outright. It seems to me that most gun owners are right when they say that their use of guns is careful and responsible.

But the problem is that the gun culture doesn’t even seem to acknowledge the possibility that some people really shouldn’t go anywhere near a gun….

How do we think about alcohol in this culture?

I drink — not much, but I like drinking. Most people I know like drinking. But I don’t have trouble keeping multiple thoughts about drinking in my head simultaneously: Drinking can be very pleasant — but I shouldn’t drink to excess, and everyone should avoid drinking and driving, and drinking can be a…

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