Timothy Hsiao teaches philosophy at Johnson County Community College. He is also a certified firearms instructor. His website is http://timhsiao.org.
Racism is an evil that no society can allow to grow unchecked. In order to properly fight it, however, we need to know what it actually is.
Owning a gun is like keeping a spare tire in your trunk, a first aid kit at home, or an emergency savings account. We hope never to use them, but we’re glad we have them.
Even on the most secure college campus, the police response to an active shooter is measured in minutes. But when seconds matter, it is up to students and faculty to defend their own lives.
If gun control advocates are really worried about fatality numbers, restrictive firearm policies are not the place to start.
We should stop comparing alcohol prohibition to other kinds of prohibition. Yes, it did fail, but the reasons for its failure cannot be extrapolated to other forms of prohibition.
There may be good reasons to legalize marijuana. But if there are, the following arguments shouldn’t be considered to be among them.
This is tantamount to saying that individuals have the right to use and occupy someone else’s property against his will. This is a wholesale denial of property and sovereignty rights.
Our rights aren’t contingent on a cost-benefit analysis. Whether guns are risky isn’t the point, but whether guns are a reasonable means of self-defense.
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