According to Sen. Mike Rounds, the only solution to the tragic and senseless killing of children and educators is "multiple lines of defense" in schools. According to Pres. Trump the solution is mental health + turning schools into fortresses.
I am saddened and angry--just as I am every other week when there is another mass killing and every minute I think about the lives that are taken by gun violence and suicide.
When is our country going to realize that the answer to the question is gun control?
The answer has always been gun control.
The answer will always be gun control.
We can limit access to machines that are only designed to kill people en masse without rewriting the Second Amendment. Without making hunters return to bows and arrows. It is idiotic, unpatriotic, and dangerous to ignore the facts. To ignore logic and let more kids die each year or live in fear. We are the only economically developed nation in the world to have this problem. Why do we not fix it?
Ben Edelman from the Harvard Business School and I recently finished a paper that we hope will spark an interesting debate among scholars and lawmakers about Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The darling of tech law scholars and the law that has been credited with creating the Internet.
Here's a link to the full paper and you can find the abstract below:
Online marketplaces have transformed how we shop, travel, and interact with the world. Yet, their unique innovations also present a panoply of challenges for communities and states. Surprisingly, federal laws are chief among those challenges despite the fact that online marketplaces facilitate transactions traditionally regulated at the local level. In this Article, we survey the federal laws that frame the situation, especially §230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), a 1996 law largely meant to protect online platforms from defamation lawsuits. The CDA has been stretched beyond recognition to prevent all manner of prudent regulation. We offer specific suggestions to correct this misinterpretation to assure that state and local governments can appropriately respond to the digital activities which impact physical realities.