Dr. Shiva is an avid supporter of the second amendment and the natural human right to bear arms for personal and collective defense. We need better training and education to ensure that our people are equipped with the knowledge and discipline to exercise this critical right effectively and responsibly. While Dr. Shiva’s research does show that reducing access to guns is one way to reduce crime and mass-killings, this also leaves us vulnerable to organized crime and the encroachments of an increasingly controlling state. Dr. Shiva’s research also shows that other factors besides access to guns are equally important factors in the cause of crime and mass killings, and by tackling those contributing factors, we can attack crime and solve mass-killings without infringing on the gun-rights of law-abiding Americans.