Vedder Holsters Daily Digest: Malleable Convictions, The Blowback From ‘Being the Change’ and the Same Old Chief Art

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It’s funny how your belief system can change when you move from the Wall Street Journal to the New York Times . . . Bret Stephens’ Fetishism for Gun Control

To his credit, Mr. Stephens (like Mr. Krauthammer before him) recognizes that the usual gun-control nostrums would have very little effect. Although he coyly avoids specifying exactly what restrictions he thinks would be effective and desirable, he boldly asserts that it is imperative to fundamentally change our legal regime by repealing the Second Amendment. …

Mr. Stephens also has some bizarre ideas about why defenders of the Second Amendment believe that the right to arms is valuable. “From a personal liberty standpoint, the idea that an armed citizenry is the ultimate check on the ambitions and encroachments of government power is curious.” Far more curious is his failure to acknowledge that the personal liberty protected by the Second Amendment…

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