One should not expect people to be rational

From Time to decide: Gun control or out of control? By Adrienne T. Washington, February 19, 2008:

“I felt just shocked, like I had been hit by a truck,” Mr. Thompson was quoted as saying. “There’s over 90,000 licensed dealers in the U.S., and what are the chances that my company is involved with two mass murders inside of a year? I’m dumbfounded.”

Really? With 90,000 licensed dealers and no one knows how many more unlicensed dealers, I’m not.

I’ve stared at these two paragraphs for several minutes and can only conclude Ms. Washington has a seriously malfunctioning logic center. But, as I like to say, it’s irrational to expect people to be rational.