Monday, July 27, 2009

Gun control

Living in a city as I do, it is perhaps not surprising that I think the nation's gun laws are too lax, not too restrictive. Which is why I really like this tongue-in-cheek OpEd by E. J. Dionne of the Washington Post:
Isn't it time to dismantle the metal detectors, send the guards at the doors away and allow Americans to exercise their Second Amendment rights by being free to carry their firearms into the nation's Capitol?

I've been studying the deep thoughts of senators who regularly express their undying loyalty to the National Rifle Association, and I have decided that they should practice what they preach. They tell us that the best defense against crime is an armed citizenry and that laws restricting guns do nothing to stop violence.

If they believe that, why don't they live by it?