Understanding Cause is an important concept in understanding security.
With yet another shooting in the news, the debate is again raging about gun control. I personally believe these are healthy debates but I am often frustrated by the seemingly illogical positions taken on both sides of the debate. Last year I wrote a post titled “A Perspective on Killing from a Marine and His Rifle” in which I provide personal as well as third party information on what is required to create a ‘killer’. Adding to this I am including information that should help people better understand causality and point to the ‘actual’ cause of an event in which a firearm is used. This is taken from the research brief titled: “Failed State of Security II; Victim Blaming in CyberCrime”
The simple term “cause” can be deceptively complex to understand and apply. The application becomes much more difficult when applied to social issues and…
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