This might look deadly boring at first glance, but hang on; there’s a twist at the end.
Detroit was once one of the great industrial centers of the United States, home to vast automobile factories and all the things that go to making that happen. Its location between two of the Great Lakes and at one of the few land connections between the United States and Canada make it one of the great commercial centers of the world. Or rather, it should be.
Instead, due to a century of mismanagement and pervasive organized crime, Detroit has become an object lesson to other cities as “what not to be”. It’s hardly (more…)
The United States is one of the most heavily armed places on Earth, measured per capita. There are places that have been in civil war for long enough that all noncombatants have fled; they are less heavily armed than we. And we see the results on the news on a daily basis, it seems; just the other night there was another mass shooting, an apparent ambush at a backyard barbecue.
So gun control appears to be a logical necessity. Why is there even debate on the subject?
I’ve examined some statistics that may give us an answer, as well as a possible course going forward. I’ll warn you now, though: The answers I arrived at are vastly different than the ones I at first expected. (more…)