Notes from the Electronic Cottage 8/6/20: Summer Redux 2- HARPA

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Here’s another edition from the Electronic Cottage archives that might be worth another listen, this one from September of 2019.

What do you think might be a good way to address the problem of mass shootings in this country? Some folks might say making it more difficult to get automatic weapons. Others might say it isn’t guns that are the problem, it’s the people firing them – they must have mental health problems. Folks who think along those lines have proposed a new federal agency to be names HARPA which would use all sorts of monitoring technology to supposedly identify people with mental illness who might have a tendency to violence so they can be stopped before the next mass murder. Makes perfect sense to some people, including some in Washington. But, as you might imagine, there are a few problems…