Following up on some earlier thoughts about guns, I found a couple of opinion pieces in the local paper, the “Peoria Journal Star“.
First, a piece on the lack of devastation wrought by Michigan passing a carry-concealed-weapons law a few years ago. I consider it mark of liberalism and the progressive movement to be “reality-based”. In other words, check our beliefs against the evidence provided in the world. We might still come back with our original beliefs intact, but they have to stand up to – and answer to – a certain amount of scrutiny. This is one of those cases.
Second, there is – as I mentioned before – that little Constitutional issue. Leonard Pitts has a good piece (but I didn’t see it on the PJS web site) on the realities of our current Constitutional situation and American culture.