June 27th, 2008

The Appeal of Repeal

The Chicago Tribune came out with an editorial today that was headlined: "Repeal the 2nd Amendment."
The 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is evidence that, while the founding fathers were brilliant men, they could have used an editor.  (Link fixed.)
And, yes, the Trib editors are ready, red pencils in hand. The Trib's editorials have been fiercely anti-gun for a long as I can remember. What's interesting, to me, is that gun control is clearly a failed experiment. We tried it in Chicago. How's the murder rate here? Don't ask.

Meanwhile, other states have instituted concealed-carry laws. Dire consequences were predicted, but never materialized. It turns out that armed people are still fairly reasonable people.

Having a gun
doesn't cause one
to start shooting
or looting.