Saturday, 19 April 2008
If California Was Utah
Let's assume that a university has a population that contains a Normal Distribution of people. The vast majority are responsible and sensible and carrying a weapon wouldn't create a problem. Even if the gun owner was under direct physical threat from the forces of 'law and order' they could rationalise the situation and realise that they should be compliant. At the tail of the distribution there are those who will react significantly different in this contexts and be unable to control their reactions.
What do you think might have happened if the Berkely University Students were armed in 1969?