Thursday, April 25, 2013

Student Response to “Evil Black Guns” Presentation

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Student Response to “Evil Black Guns” Presentation
"On Thursday, the Pursuit of Just conference featured Dr. Christopher Strain and his lecture “Evil Black Guns: Hate, Instrumentality, and the Neutrality of Firearms”. Dr. Strain’s primary contention is that in the wake of mass shootings in Tucson, Aurora, and Sandy Hook, it has become increasingly difficult to view guns as neutral actors in the gun control debate. He explores the prevailing view of guns as neutral actors exemplified in the tautology “guns don’t kill people, people kill people”. This view, that technology is value-neutral, is known as instrumentalism."
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