In these difficult times, I think what we really need are more and more effective ways to kill our neighbors and ourselves. That’s why Smith & Wesson, the wonderful firearms maker from my hometown, has introduced a new .50 gun. Well, it isn’t really for your neighbor; they say it’s a “hunting handgun for any game animal walking.” The only problem is, as I understand it, handguns (as opposed to rifles or shotguns) aren’t the best choice for shooting animals. According to a S & W hack, they “see this as an opportunity for backpackers [. . .] A light firearm of this caliber, in fact provides protection against bears and other big things.” Oh, big things, NOT humans! I feel a lot better.