The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Interesting articles on the pandemics on the way, skepticism toward Skeptics, classic car crashes and more neat stuff.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Some top notch articles on weird stuff like KFC becoming the traditional Christmas meal in Japan.

Does owning a gun change your behavior?

Back in the 1990s, Congress effectively banned the scientific study of gun violence. Still, a handful of researchers plugged on and produced a small body of work about the effect of the presence of guns on the human psyche. Chuck and Josh look at the evidence.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

On any given week, Josh and Chuck read a lot of interesting articles. Read this post with links to the best articles they've read this week.

This one is sure to provoke some strong opinions. An Arizona man brought his assault rifle to a protest against President Obama's health care plan yesterday in Phoenix. The President was there giving a speech to a veterans group. The rifle toting man also had a handgun holstered at his hip and a full clip sticking out of his back pocket. And he wasn't alone. Apparently there were about a dozen armed protesters. While they were protesting the health care plan, they decided to kill two birds with one Uzi and make a statement about the right to bear arms. Since there's no longer a law against assault rifles and no law against carrying a non-concealed weapon without a permit in Arizona, no charges or arrests were made. I think this can best be described as a slippery slope. The right to bear arms is one of the fundamental rights Americans have. And boy do we love our guns.