A liberal’s case for the 2nd amendment

“A lot of our gun control measures are aimed at people who would obey the law and get the permits. How does keeping me or you from having a gun really control gun violence in Washington or New York City?” asks Craig R. Whitney, a former New York Times journalist and author of the new book, Living with Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment.

From the earliest settlement at Jamestown to the renewed debate over so-called assault weapons in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, gun control has always been contentious. The earliest limitations on gun possession in early America were explicitly racist against blacks and modern gun control was aimed squarely at urban-dwelling Italian immigrants and others who supposedly suffered from poor impulse control.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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    I guess this guy spoke too soon when he defended Obama as not wanting to take away our guns.

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