You know the world is shifting off its axis when a Harvard study comes to the conclusion that more guns means less crime.
As a reminder of how this plays out in the real world, here’s Jew Without a Gun, Seraphic Secret’s most widely read post about the 1992 L.A. riots, in which Karen and I and the children were trapped for several frightening hours. We were unarmed, helpless save for our wits. The police were conspicuously absent, and the bad guys, frequently armed with heavy weapons, owned the streets. It was a defining moment in my life.
Ordinarily, Seraphic Secret is not a fan of academic studies. Most of them are nonsensical. But when a study comes to a common sense conclusion, we do sit up and take notice.
This is because we are big fans of common sense — which is in rather short supply these days.