Sometimes the right thing to do is just do nothing. Hide! Play dead. Everybody’s not Rambo.” – Bill Stanton, gun safety expert

The topic of the week is gun control in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Engaging with a number of pro-gun partisans arguing for continued free access to firearms, one of the most common justifications is the need and right to defend oneself. The possession of lethal force provides a powerful security blanket that the gun owner is protected from any bogeyman attacks. The reality of this ‘make my day’ scenario is significantly more complex as this investigative piece by ABC News illustrates graphically.

Embrace the failure to take out the bad guy and make everyone, including yourself, more safe.