Showing posts with label Megan McArdle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Megan McArdle. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Megan McArdle says at Newsweek, "There's Little We Can Do to Prevent Another Massacre", but she offers the following suggestion at the end of her article, after she dismisses alternatives.
I'd also like us to encourage people to gang rush shooters, rather than following their instincts to hide; if we drilled it into young people that the correct thing to do is for everyone to instantly run at the guy with the gun, these sorts of mass shootings would be less deadly, because even a guy with a very powerful weapon can be brought down by 8-12 unarmed bodies piling on him at once. Would it work? Would people do it? I have no idea; all I can say is that both these things would be more effective than banning rifles with pistol grips.
Good heavens!  The best solution McArdle can come up with is to train little children and youths to rush shooters with automatic weapons?  The principal and the school psychologist heroically rushed Lanza to try to stop him, and they are now dead.  How does this sort of mad idea rate a forum in what was once a respectable magazine?  At one time, we subscribed, but, years ago, when Newsweek was reduced to about six pages, not counting ads, I told Grandpère, "Enough already."  By then, the sparse content was already pathetic.

H/T to Charles Pierce.