Sowell, predictably, gives himself away in the title and first sentence: "gun control" advocates, those of us opposed to the culture of guns and violence are labelled as shrill, ignorant zealots. He stops short of calling us lunatics, although many Conservatives seem to believe that we are, in fact, exactly that. And the pro-gun solution to gun violence? More guns. No lunacy there. Simplistic t-shirt/bumper sticker slogans like "Guns are not the problem. People are the problem." ignore the obvious: without guns, people are highly unlikely to shoot each other. I have never once heard a pro-gun argument that was not rife with similarly specious logic, warped rationale and, dare i say it? willful ignorance.