Being no fan of Sam Harris, this was easy for me to read. His undressing here gives new meaning to the word “caustic”. Ouch.
Of course my thought was why does anyone then turn around and take him seriously when he waxes philosophic about God’s existence, but that is another story.
As an aside though, even though the issue here is gun control, there is a related point. Atheists who presume that their philosophy/narrative will lead one logically to the left politically, perhaps presume too much. One also can think of Harris’s and the late Christopher Hitchen’s readiness to assert American military power anywhere, anytime, to bomb those, you know, superstitious back-water “others” back to the stone age.