A while ago I was asked to comment for a BBC Future story on what would happen if all guns suddenly disappeared. I saw it as an interesting thought experiment, and I wanted to represent the minority perspective (among BBC interviewees and readers) that the world would NOT all of a sudden become an amazingly peaceful and safe place.
As usual and expected, only a small piece of what I discussed with the author was used. Also as usual and expected I was quoted accurately, even if I wished I could have had a chance to follow up with the scholar quoted after me contradicting what I said.
Interested to know what others’ thoughts on on what might happen if all guns disappeared?