Charles Krauthammer on guns (4-5-1996, Page A19):
Ultimately, a civilized society must disarm its citizenry if it is to have a modicum of domestic tranquility of the kind enjoyed by sister democracies such as Canada and Britain. Given the frontier history and individualist ideology of the United States, however, this will not come easily. It certainly cannot be done radically. It will probably take one, maybe two generations. It might be 50 years before the United States gets to where Britain is today. Passing a law like the assault weapons ban is a symbolic - purely symbolic - move in that direction. Its only real justification is not to reduce crime but to desensitize the public to the regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation.
That's two strikes Chuckie!
posted on 03/04/2004 10:56:38 PM PST
(A man better believe in something or he'll fall for anything.)
lol.....you beat me to it.
posted on 03/04/2004 10:59:28 PM PST
by Mr. Mojo
Oh, now THAT hurts even more to read.
I don't suppose there's any possibility he's changed his mind in the past decade?
Ultimately, a civilized society must disarm its citizenry
Was written in 1996. I hope Charles Krauthamer is no longer anti gun.
posted on 03/05/2004 3:07:35 AM PST
(“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”)
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