Plus Contra Armae Temperare

     “Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of arms.” —Politics, Aristotle of Stagira, c. 350 B.C. Obviously, the issue of disarming citizens is not a new one.  From my favorite hobby, hoplology, I know of several systems of martial arts which were created specifically in response to the disarming of …

Blood on Whose Hands?

For the past several days, I have been told that, as a member of the NRA, I “have blood on my hands”, and that I should, in fact, be killed for “wanting to arm teachers.”  That stricter gun control was the only possible answer to the recent violent attacks.  Let’s examine these ideas: Chicago, Illinois …

Non-Criminal Rampages

An actual conversation I had on Facebook (verbage may not be exact): ——— Him:  The only way we can prevent more tragedies like this is to completely ban guns! Me: Well, we’ve already banned MURDER, but that didn’t seem to help.  But I’m sure one more law will fix everything; criminals are all about obeying …