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kc2ykn Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 6:28 AM
Gun control is not as popular in NY as one might believe. The mayor of the 2nd biggest city in NY has his own opinion according to the Buffalo News. BUFFALO MAYOR WAFFLES ON GUN BAN Brown waffles on backing key provisions of gun law One would think the mayor of the second-largest city in New York State would have more to say on the new gun control legislation championed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. That is, unless said mayor is more interested in currying political favor from a political party with slim numbers in his city. Such appears to be the sad case when it comes to Buffalo… http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130208/OPINION/130209314/1074

While teaching on Aristotle in my ethics class last week, I noted that he was a “teleologist.” A teleologist is simply one who thinks that everything in the world has an essential purpose that makes it the kind of thing that it is. This is what most people held up until the advent of modern science.

An astute student then attempted to tie Aristotle’s analysis into the current debate over the Second Amendment. He observed that those who favor ever more oppressive restrictions on the Second Amendment—the proponents of “gun control”—sound very much like teleologists when it comes to guns. Guns...