A periodically interesting article. Guy goes off the reservation from time to time which will damage his credible IMO...but there is some interesting data.
BTW general rule never ever engage someone whenever they say 'why do you need to have X'. This is a free society that question is never relevant. Flip the conversation around on them. It's never about why you need to have it, it's about why they need to take it from you.
There are valid reasons to prohibit things, but in our society the burden of proof is on taking, not having.
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t*rd by the clean end"