Sunday, June 12, 2016

Response to Orlando Mass Shooting

We all want to frame this tragedy in our own worldview - and then spend the next few weeks talking about political will, mental health, gun control, religion, better parenting and other useless rhetoric that won't stop the next mass shooting.

What if we talk about preventive technology instead? Unfortunately safety is going to mean giving up your personal freedoms when entering a public place - but that is the cost. No idea is too wild - airport style metal detectors on every public door? Personal digital location trackers? Approved, non-lethal stun guns for all? Body scanners as prevalent as street lights? Knockout gas dispensers with fire alarm type pull downs? 

I am not sure the right angle, but I do know that I am sick to my stomach.