Our view of the world is skewed by what we do. If you work at Weber State, your world view is colored by academia. If you work in law enforcement, you have a different view than the criminal defense attorney. Employees at Hill Air Force Base have a different take than those at Autoliv or someone at a new tech start-up. Politicians see the world in a way that is difficult to fathom. Copernicus may have been right about the earth revolving around the sun, but the reality is
After my column last week, I’ve had a great time hashing out gun law variants with my brother Matt, the family gun enthusiast. Matt loves his guns, I love my brother, and I wouldn’t want to see him lose his guns. He even makes me understand the inherent feeling of safety that can come from gun ownership: "Don’t mess with me, I share office space with my brother.” One area we explored a lot was Matt’s dislike of my idea to expand tort law to cover the manufacturers of guns.
We discuss gun control a lot, but never more than when gun violence makes the news, especially at a school or church. Fear clouds judgment and too often, civility. The bullets spread the fear and pain across the states, striking friends and relatives hundreds of miles away, many right here in our community. Emilie Parker, a Sandy Hook victim, was the daughter of an Ogden native. No one wants to get shot. No one wants their friends or families to get shot. One way to protec