Why is having a gun in your home a really really bad idea?

On a business trip to the US, I was invited by one chap into his home, and at some point the topic of guns came up. Not being a US citizen, he was curious to solicit my views. He was clearly pro-gun and had some rather strong ideas, and so being a polite guest I … Read moreWhy is having a gun in your home a really really bad idea?

Gun Control .. the Onion Nails it

The Onion is of course satire and yet beautifully nails it in one … It’s An Honor To Continue Being Valued Over Countless Human Lives An AR-15 Look, I’m not the type who needs constant validation, and I have never sought preferential treatment from anyone. I just try to focus on doing what I do … Read moreGun Control .. the Onion Nails it

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Guns, and Statistics

Neil deGrasse Tyson has a few tweets that have ended up upsetting the pro-gun lobby with some rather uncomfortable statistics … 9/11 had a huge impact, and the response was the US (and others) invading Iraq for some very dubious reasons, and yet when you compare the response to terrorism with the response to the ongoing tide of fatalities … Read moreNeil deGrasse Tyson, Guns, and Statistics

Why did somebody open a Fake Gun Shop in NYC?

When it comes to the topic of Gun Control I confess that I’m totally biased, but that is perhaps because I live in the UK where gun ownership is banned and nobody, not even the police (except in special circumstances) will carry a weapon. The contrast is of course the US where, due to the high … Read moreWhy did somebody open a Fake Gun Shop in NYC?

The “Militant Atheist” shooting

It is all rather bizarre. The background story is perhaps known to most – a gun loving redneck named Stephen Hicks has an ongoing dispute with his neighbours over parking, and rather tragically blows his top over that issue. In a fit of unbridled rage he ends up pulling the gun he always carried on his hip … Read moreThe “Militant Atheist” shooting

Some are screaming “Deport Piers Morgan”

British journalist and television host Piers Morgan who is currently working in the United States, is facing a petition to deport him. Many of us over here in the UK are bemused by this petition, the sheer arrogance and hypocrisy involved is truly breathtaking. So what hideous crime is he accused of that merits this cry for deportation? He has been aggressively arguing … Read moreSome are screaming “Deport Piers Morgan”