via The Independent
...in fact the world would be a different and happier place if guns were few and their possession a matter of strict official control.
A. C. Grayling's ideal world wouldn't be a happier place. It would be a place where where the strong ("properly constituted, trained and controlled agencies of governments" as he calls them) are free to do as they please to the weak (that's the rest of us). Grayling's world where "guns are few and their possession a matter of strict official control" does exist though. More often than not, in third world hell holes where ethnic cleansing is a part of daily life and the machete is the weapon of choice against those to be cleansed.