Ignorance is a persistent phenomenon. Like bad STIs, Robert Mugabe, and Bono’s insufferably self-righteous pandering, ignorance among Homo sapiens will probably never go away. Combine this with an unhealthy dose of Dunning-Kruger effect (you don’t know what you don’t know, for the uninitiated) and a stubborn refusal to accept advice from subject-matter experts, and you have a recipe that will win many a Darwin Award. Gun owners are sadly not immune to this potent cocktail of suck, as illustrated again this past week.
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