18 April 2008

WSJ: Democrats and Gun Control

Dave Kopel writes eloquently on issues of freedom and firearms. His presentations at Gun Rights Policy Conference events each year are riveting.

In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Kopel, research director of the Independence Institute and co-author of the law school textbook, "Gun Control and Gun Rights" (NYU Press, 2002), looks at democrats as presidential candidates, and gun control.

Here is a sample:

"A presidential candidate could of course swear devotion to the First Amendment, while declaring that the amendment's purpose is to protect sports reporting and book collecting. And that candidate could still support government lawsuits against publishers, local bans on newspapers, and draconian restrictions on political commentary. Civil libertarians who supported such a candidate because of his alleged love for the First Amendment would be foolish. Civil libertarians who support Mr. Obama or Mrs. Clinton because of their purported fealty to the Second Amendment may be bitterly disappointed."

Very well written.

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