The existing gun safety organizations are helpful but are too small. They can’t effect the kind of political change necessary to get real gun safety statutes adopted. We need a new kind of gun safety organization on a much larger scale that can compete with the NRA for political influence. Young Princeton graduates looking to have an impact in the nation’s service could be the innovators who make a real difference. We need a membership organization that includes both corporate and individual members and that distributes functions to its members through technology. A majority of Americans, even a majority of gun owners, want better laws. I would like to see some young Princeton alums take this on and become the founders of the organization that will lead us to a society where guns are treated at least as carefully as cars and gun manufacturers are subject to product liability on the same basis as other industries.
In Response to: Unarmed and Dangerous