Risk is our currency and we get to choose where we spend it.Will Petty, quoted by John Johnston on Ballistic Radio #211 (4 June 2017)
I haven’t been posting much this year because I am making a concerted effort to (finally) write my book on American gun culture. Even as this blog suffers, I am making good progress on the book, with 6 chapters completely drafted.
This week I am turning my attention to Chapter 7, “Pascal’s Wager and Firearms.” I have been thinking about the issue of risk, risk management, and risk mitigation in connection with guns for years now. I originally posted about Pascal’s Wager over 6 years ago now. What can I say? I am a slow writer.
I re-discovered this quote from Will Petty via John Johnston amid the pages of notes and drafts in my file folder for this chapter. It really has me thinking this morning.