Demonising gun owners: Persuasion versus putting on a show

The tragic mass shooting in a Texas church this past weekend has reignited the debate about America’s gun laws. Despite being inclined towards the libertarian position on many political issues, I’m not really that invested in the gun control debate. Firearm laws just aren’t a topic I normally have much interest in because there are other issues that matter more to me personally. Living in Australia, which has a different relationship to firearms than the US, I’m also wary of getting too involved in an argument with people for whom this stuff matters much more personally. As a private citizen in Australia, I presently have no interest in owning any guns. However I am capable of admiring the skill that goes into the design and […]