Why is the disease state in this analogy becoming subject to gun violence and not perpetrating gun violence? This to me feels like victim blaming. It also seems like the more effective method would be to examine the spread of social behaviors that lead a person to commit gun violence.
I think this new direction on stopping murders–as opposed to adding endless anti-gun measures that do not stanch the flow of blood but affect only law-abiding gun owners–is terrific. If this method can stop the violence, then the “gun problem” and the sanctity of the Second Amendment cease to be an issue, because fewer and fewer people will be killed via guns. I applaud Dr. Slutkin and other like him for seeing the light and moving in the direction I had hoped for all along: target the shooters, not the tools they choose. Bravo Science!
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