I’ll post something substantive one of these days, really I will.
Turd for thought: Most (better than 80%?) of the arguments on both sides of this purportedly-new “national conversation on guns” prove far too much. Example: The administrative arguments against arming teachers by mandate (e.g. “more guns in non-enthusiasts’ hands means more negligent discharges”) apply just as well to arming police officers, although the proportions may vary somewhat. The administrative arguments in favour of arming teachers by mandate (e.g. “the right person with the right tool in the right place can solve a violent problem before anyone gets hurt”) apply just as well to arming… er, everyone by mandate (and again the proportions may vary somewhat). I’m not sure that pressing a heater into a sixteen-year-old 7-11 clerk’s hands as a condition of his employment is a fantastic idea regardless of how often stop-n-robs get shot up vice elementary schools. These are not easy questions, let alone questions with party-line answers.
Now that you’ve read — or at least skipped over — my political content for the month, how about we go with some more metal? I’m in a particularly nerdy mood lately so here’s some Hobbit-inspired Summoning:
Still clanks more brass than anything you’ve ever heard on radio.