This blog is a continuation of my book “Unsafe In Human Hands” where I try to contribute to the debate on violence and gun ownership in America by dispelling myths and sharing real research on a human level.
I’m not one for legislative solutions since Congress doesn’t seem to respond to public sentiment anymore. This is more of a public health issue anyway, requiring a comprehensive education effort to improve public safety. There are existing models available to follow, such as the one we used to teach that smoking causes cancer, or the current efforts to get us to stop texting while driving.
We need to inform the gun owning public of the risks these things pose to their families so that they can make the best choices possible. Hopefully this blog, as well as my book, can contribute to this public debate.
As for Agamemnon’s curse, if you wish to read the tragic tale of a family killing itself, click here. Let us hope we can do better.
– Chris Johnson