Although I said I wouldn’t have more to say about guns, reflecting on the book “Bloodlands” got me to thinking. “Bloodlands” didn’t add anything to my knowledge about gun deaths but it did inspire me to compare three facts I already knew, and that is the method implied by “restating the obvious”: We know more than we think we know.
The NKVD shot something over 1,000,000 people. The SS shot closer to 2,000,000.
Neither – nor even both combined – shot to death as many people as American gun nuts have.
Possibly the Second Amendment was a bad idea.