Monthly Archives: November 2018

The American College of Physicians on Gun Violence

The American College of Physicians (ACP) this year published a position paper on reducing firearms deaths and Injuries. [1] It is partially a repeat of its policies as published in 2014, and a broadening of the discussion, as it advocates the need for a multifaceted and comprehensive approach consistent with the Second Amendment. The following is a synopsis of its… Read more →

The Just War Doctrine – A Primer

An increasingly common topic in Catholic publications is whether and how Catholic Social Teaching applies to the problem of gun violence.  One compelling theory is that the ownership and use of firearms should be governed by the principles of the Just War.[1] It is suggested that, by analogy to the Just War principles which govern whether and how countries go… Read more →