Our local rag had an article on Wednesday entitled Report Urges Wider Gun Checks. (Anyone else find it interesting the online version has a different title?) The article quotes a Duke University professor and after spending some time online I just cannot figure out if he is friend or foe or even something in between. I’ve read what I could and in the end come out scratching my head trying to determine where the professor is coming from. I did find one interesting article he penned where it was stated 61% of all firearm deaths are suicides. In the end I’m starting to believe his real interest lies in making sure firearms do not fall into the hands of the mentally unstable although the professor states 5% or less of all gun violence is at the hands of the mentally ill.
If someone knows where Dr. Swanson stands, please pass the information along.