gun externalities

Yves Smith:

The other arguments made [against gun control] are defense against crimes and to combat the power of the state. The latter can be dismissed pretty easily; we already HAVE a police state. What exactly have our heavily armed gun enthusiasts done about it? Now that New York City has the seventh largest army in the world, states and cities are looking at buying drones, and state of the art crowd control technology includes sound weapons and friction-reducing liquids (so if you try moving you can’t get your footing), the time for well armed militias to defend our liberties has come and gone.

Part of a larger discussion about treating the "externalities" of guns. Your sacred American right to make a profit doesn't mean you get to just walk away from 20 dead kids.