Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Well, This Is Definitely The Stupidest Thing I've Read Today...

Jonathan Chait flagged this blog post from recent Newsweek hiree, Meghan McArdle. The post itself is overall fairy innocuous, except for this little passage midway through:

I'd also like us to encourage people to gang rush shooters, rather than following their instincts to hide; if we drilled it into young people that the correct thing to do is for everyone to instantly run at the guy with the gun, these sorts of mass shootings would be less deadly, because even a guy with a very powerful weapon can be brought down by 8-12 unarmed bodies piling on him at once.
Yes, you read that right. McArdle is arguing that people who find themselves in a situation similar to what transpired in Sandy Hook Elementary, should essentially act as human shields. This presumably includes children as well.

McArdle is a libertarian, so as offensive as her suggestion is, at the same time, it's not really surprising.

1 comment:

  1. I'll let Meghan go first. I'll be right behind. No, seriously, I'll be right behind. Honestly.