Glock Pistols, Ethics and CSR (via The Business Ethics Blog)

This is a particularly timely essay from The Business Ethics Blog.

(I have a confession to make. When I saw that Professor MacDonald had a post on this subject, I went to the site and immediately hit the reblog button. I hadn’t read it. I had complete confidence that MacDonald would write a good post. I have read it now and, of course, it’s excellent and I recommend it to you.)

James Pilant

P.S. I once owned a seven shot Glock, the thinner concealable version.

Glock Pistols, Ethics and CSR It’s been a week now since the Tuscon, Arizona killings in which Jared Lee Loughner apparently emptied the high-capacity magazine of his 9 mm pistol. Plenty has already been written about the awful killing. Inevitably, some of it has focused on the weapon he carried, namely the Glock. According to Wikipedia’s Glock page, The Glock is a series of semi-automatic pistols designed and produced by Glock Ges.m.b.H., located in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria. … Read More

via The Business Ethics Blog

One thought on “Glock Pistols, Ethics and CSR (via The Business Ethics Blog)

  1. Andrew

    I also own a Glock. Its a .40 cal Model 22. I bought it for home protection. I find Glock to be a very well engineered and reliable pistol. There is a peace of mind that comes with knowing that if someone breaks into my house one night, that my weapon will work when needed.

    Every time someone misuses a firearm, this debate rears its ugly head again. People are quick to view firearms as a negative, and few seem to see it as what it actually is. A gun is a tool. Nothing more. If person A bludgeons person B to death with a hammer, we don’t get all up in arms (no pun intended) about the ethics of hammer ownership.

    If we learned anything from the Prohibition era, it’s that making something illegal doesn’t make it disappear. It only drives the product underground and puts it in the hands of organized crime. Making guns illegal will only cause history to repeat itself. If we want to ensure that ONLY those who intend to use guns for harm get them, then we should definitely make them illegal.

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