The ballad of a progressive gun owner

We’ve heard a great deal on the issue of gun control in the wake of Virginia Tech – not surprisingly – and as is always the case when these debates flare up we see a fairly predictable framing: “conservative” = pro-gun, “liberal” = gun control. If you’re a fairly measured reader, which I think I am, you see comment on both sides that you find reasoned and intelligent and considerably more on both sides that strikes you as dim and prefabricated, at best. We’ve been blessed at S&R to have some comment from the smart/liberal camp (if I might carve the world up that way for a moment) in the person of Robert Silvey.

However, it’s the way “pro-gun” is automatically associated with “conservative” that bothers me. (More…)

:xposted Scholars & Rogues:

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