As the debate over how public policy should respond to mass shootings whips into a heated fury of facts, figures, statistics and memes, I can’t help but remember Mark Twain’s insight on the media: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” The last few days have seen a proliferation of examples […]
It may be too late for me to post-up my knee-jerk reaction to yesterday’s shootings in San Bernardino. It is a tragedy, and I hurt for those who have been killed or injured and for their families and loved ones. Nothing of this world can restore to them to what was lost yesterday. Today, in […]
Maryland’s loss could become Utah’s gain. As Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley this week signed one of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, firearms manufacturer Beretta considered the effect of the new law on it long-time manufacturing operations in the state. “We are confronted with a state government that wants to ban our products […]
A funny thing happened to President Obama on his way to increasing federal regulation of firearms. Members of Congress noticed that gun control wasn’t a top priority for their constituents and handed the President his first major legislative loss. Instead, Americans are still more concerned about the economy and the state of our fiscal house. […]
On Monday, I was a guest on Utah Political Capitol’s weekly podcast. A new venture in the Utah political landscape, my conversation was with Eric Ethington and Curtis Haring, by their description two “long-time Utah politicos.” They are friends, and though we often disagree on public policy (I met Curtis during his time in leadership at the […]
On Wednesday, Governor Cuomo of New York called for passage of the toughest gun laws in the country. But do more gun laws result in less violence?