Greenfield is a great writer, and he lays out the rational position on gun ownership here
It takes a gun to stop a man with a gun. That is the hard truth of human affairs. It is why we have a Second Amendment, it is why we have armies and police, and it is why people own guns.
There is no going back to a time before people owned guns. There is no going back to a time when violence did not exist. There is only the reality that killers stalk the streets and that we can either defend against them or take comfort in empty outrage.
Guns stop shootings. Not all the time and not every time, but they do. Gun control does not. Media coverage calling for gun control does not.
Go read it all, including the numerous cases in Europe where bad guys have walked into schools and murdered kids despite Europe’s vaunted gun control measures. Laws do not stop killers, force does. Murder is evil, and those that would end mayhem and murder by disarming the law-abiding are aiding evil whether they know it or not.
Or not! The Real Revo has the story a a man named Pentti Linkola from Finland who has some rather, ah, how should I put this delicately, interesting ideas,
This is Finnish writer Pentti Linkola — a man who demands that the human population reduce its size to around 500 million and abandon modern technology and the pursuit of economic growth.
In his own words, “Any dictatorship would be better than modern democracy. There cannot be so incompetent a dictator that he would show more stupidity than a majority of the people. The best dictatorship would be one where lots of heads would roll and where government would prevent any economical growth.
We will have to learn from the history of revolutionary movements — the national socialists, the Finnish Stalinists, from the many stages of the Russian revolution, from the methods of the Red Brigades — and forget our narcissistic selves.”
Linkola has called for “some trans-national body like the UN” to reduce the population “via nuclear weapons” or with “bacteriological and chemical attacks”.
OK then. I do not think that is going to happen, but at least Pentti has that second career waiting for him, posing for homeless calendars Here is his Mr. Disheveled August photo