by David Gelernter

The Navy Yard disaster looks like it might be another tragic cost of our insane policies respecting insanity. It’s too early to say. It’s not too early to say that the anti-gun people will collapse in hysterics once again. I’m sure some people have already asked the obvious question: Why on earth aren’t military people allowed to carry weapons on duty? Each one is trained in the use of firearms. And we know that a murderer carrying a gun or a knife has no more trouble making mayhem at a military installation than anywhere else. For God’s sake, give soldiers back their guns! Give soldiers back their basic rights and duties as American citizens, to defend themselves and their colleagues and their families against murderous violence. Who created this insane policy? Who disarmed our soldiers? Are you proud of yourself now?