Dear America: Here’s Your Gun Solution (Updated)
Sara Benincasa

Fun fact: DC v. Heller is a pretty landmark case that settled the definition of “militia,” as well as the phrase “well-regulated.” Neither of these phrases means what you clearly think it means.

For now, I’ll lay aside the fact that this piece amounts to little more than a rant, and address the headline issue. If we leave aside self-inflicted deaths, the average car is 1.8 times as risky as the average gun. That is, my owning a car is 80 percent more likely to result in the death of another person than my owning a gun.

The moral of the story is don’t form your opinions based on clever quips, and god help you if you think tying a bunch of vitriolic one-liners together works anywhere other than Buzzfeed. Do your due diligence or don’t speak at all, and you’ll save yourself a lot of embarrassment.

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