Friday’s Big Idea
Which side are you on in the gun debate? We're all technically on the same side. As Tauriq Moosa points out, we all want a world with less violence or, more realistically, "one where fewer innocent people die."
And yet, like any issue that involves death, are passions run hot when we debate how to establish a world that is safer for ourselves and our children. Do we want more guns or fewer guns? Do we want more laws or fewer laws? We do ourselves a disservice when we dismiss arguments that don't square with our gut feelings on this issue.
Like any complex issue, the problem of gun violence has no single, easy solution. That is why Tauriq Moosa explores two "sides" of the gun debate. "Even if both are wrong," Moosa writes, "we can show this without recourse to name-calling, Strawmanning and caricature."