Gun-Toters in La-La Land
Washington, Laura S., In These Times
THE CONSERVATIVE ANSWER to America's crime plague is to put more guns on the streets. If that's not counterintuitive, I don't know what is.
The U.S. Supreme Court's June 26 rejection of Washington, D.C's gun ban is an antediluvian retreat into la-la land. Its decision to strike down the 32-year-old law has put America's cities in jeopardy, and that should be anathema to progressives everywhere. Still, the Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.), is playing a telling game of hot potato.
The court rejected D.C.'s strict gun law by a 5-4 vote. In the majority opinion, Justice Antonin (Big Tony) Scalia wrote that the U.S. second Amendment does not permit "the …
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Publication information: Article title: Gun-Toters in La-La Land. Contributors: Washington, Laura S. - Author. Magazine title: In These Times. Volume: 32. Issue: 8 Publication date: August 2008. Page number: 16. © Institute for Public Affairs, Inc. Mar 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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