Many months back I was invited to speak at a weekend symposium called Highground Hackers, an initiative backed by famed Silicon Valley entrepreneur Ron Conway and supported by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. It is a group created in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings in an effort to find technology solutions to gun violence and its causes. Programmers and educators attended this event to learn more about gun violence and what we can do to help.
Out of the 20 speakers, I was the only person representing gun owners. The title of my talk was called "Gun Violence: A People Problem" where I presented hard data and evidence that debunks the "more guns, more crime" claim. I also discussed gun culture, and not only why gun owners are so passionate about the Second Amendment, but also how there is a valid reason for civilians to own an AR-15.
Without further ado, here's my 30 minute talk, and accompanying presentation: