The era in which firearms were a practical necessity is substantially and thankfully over as of the end of the 19th century. They are possessed now for what most honestly amounts to a hybrid of sport, nostalgia and primordial anxiety.
I guess “honestly” is in the eye of the beholder.
After pointing out that guns won’t stop crime, drugs, homelessness, or pornography, he adds
Use of guns, weapons of any kind, are the definition of chaos. The road to chaos is swift. The road back is nigh impossible.
Just last night I linked to a news story about a pizza guy who used a pepperoni pizza as a weapon against armed robbers. What chaos. The pizza guy swiftly went down that road and his return is apparently “nigh impossible.”
Herrington says that “general prosperity prevents crime.”