This seems dubious. The causes you describe apply to people far and wide, not just in the United States. They apply even more so in certain countries, some of which have significantly lower rates of gun deaths. The difference is they don’t have semi-automatic rifles and bump stocks in every gun shop in every town.

The most questionable line of all:

Again, this is not a political post about guns, for the same reason it’s not a political post about weaponized cars. Easy access to guns is a big part of the problem, but I’m not as interested in the tool as I am in what causes a man to use it so destructively.

The false analogy to automobiles is unsound. It’s like saying we’ve got both lead and arsenic in the drinking water, so let’s just leave the lead in since there’s arsenic anyway. Easy access to guns is not a “big part of the problem;” it’s the problem. It’s the problem we can cure, anyway. The other solution, while an admirable goal, would be to make everyone in the world happy and remove all violent tendencies from all human beings. Good luck with that.

In the meantime, how about let’s reconsider the mathematics of the Second Amendment and take some measures that let us survive long enough to get to the point that we can have a universally happy society.

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