tabulasar asked: I noticed your blog post about the eminent flood of gun-control posts that would inundate Tumblr following the news of the horrific shooting out in Colorado. I wanted to ask you, if, as a libertarian (or, at least, one who subscribes to libertarian principles), what are you views on gun control? Should there be any regulation? None? Weak? And are your views in concinnity with the core libertarian stance on gun-contol policies? (if as there is a core/mainstream libertarian view on gun control)
I dont think a tragedy such as what occurred in Colorado should be used as a launching point for the restriction of more freedom. In fact I think this is an example of when more freedom is the solution.
If just one other person in that theatre was armed then we wouldnt be having this conversation. If we make moves to increase gun ownership then these horrific incidents would becomes less frequent because: A. there would be an armed populace to stop deranged individuals, and B. deranged individuals would be more hesitant to open fire out of fear of being shot themselves.
Government and politics are purely reactionary. I think being proactive is a much better alternative. I encourage everyone who reads my blog to take the necessary steps to buy a handgun for self defense. CCW courses are a lot of fun and educational and the ability to defend yourself and others is necessary to functioning free society.