Last week, Wayne LaPierre blamed gun violence on everything but the ready availability of guns in this country, including the media. He advocated more guns — or at least more shooters — as a partial solution: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is — a good guy with a gun,” he memorably declared.
He neglected to mention that this notion is not supported by anything resembling empirical evidence. It is, however, quite prevalent in... the media!
(BTW, I submit that one cannot have a serious discussion on any policy once the words “bad guy” have been introduced with a straight face.)