Washington Post Editorial--Found at NRA-ILA

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    Thumbs down Washington Post Editorial--Found at NRA-ILA

    Moderators, I have not seen this already, but please merge if it has already appeared.

    Has anyone else seen this?

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    The illogic is absolutely astounding...government did not protect these people, so we should rely on the government to protect us by disarming us. If not A, then A.

    From the editorial:

    "No one was ever punished for the Colfax Massacre. Beckwith secured only three convictions, and they were later overturned by the Supreme Court in one of the worst miscarriages of justice in American history. Yet Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite's opinion accepted Beckwith's invocation of the freedmen's individual right to be armed. Waite's objection was that the Second Amendment protected that right against violation by Congress, not by private parties such as the paramilitaries at Colfax. Thus, only a state, not the federal government, could criminalize the conspiracy that Beckwith charged.

    "Firearms pose threats to modern-day urban dwellers -- crime, suicide, accidents -- that may outweigh any self-defense they provide. Unlike 19th-century rural Americans, we can call on professional police.

    "In the D.C. gun case, the Supreme Court should find that local governments may enact reasonable and necessary restrictions on dangerous weapons. To be sure, if the justices also back an individual right to keep and bear arms, that will be harder for legislators to do. But as a matter of historical interpretation, the court would be correct."

    I would leave a comment, but the Post does not give that option, apparently...go figure.

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    The writer must take comfort in knowing he can call police. That's impressive - when seconds count, the police are just minutes away!
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    Looks like the Washington comPost is at it again.
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