Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Oh, well, now that an aging basketball star has reinterpreted centuries of American and English history and jurisprudence, I guess we'll just have to believe him, right? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: "Stop Talking About Gun Control—Enforce It."
"The recent massacre of nine people at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College has prompted President Obama to make new calls for stricter gun control laws. His plan is a reasonable beginning. His modest proposal calls for background checks, investing in school safety, improving mental health awareness, providing gun training, increasing police on the street, and banning military-style assault weapons. This is where the 'well regulated' part of the Second Amendment comes in. Let’s try it, see if it works or not, then reassess our options after a reasonable amount of time."