An interesting study. Law faculties are the most liberal/left of all 60+ categories of attorneys, more so than other fields where you might expect the practitioners to be liberal -- civil rights lawyers, criminal defense lawyers, government lawyers.
My Primal Scream has an interesting post on the matter. From 1803 onward, DC forbade its militiamen to show up for muster while carrying arms, and also tightly controlled the possession of flints. By 1812 only a third of its military had the required muskets, and those of course lacked flints. Congress protested without avail.
While there were a great many causes for the American rout at the Battle of Bladensburg (terrible tactics, divided command, use of Revolution War drill in place of the more modern systems evolved out of the Napoleonic Wars), the fact that Washington's militia was largely disarmed and short on flints (and got into position late because it took time to issue the flints) certainly didn't help things.
From the Washpo:
"Repeat violent offenders, according to Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D), are a chief problem. She makes the point that at least 22 homicide suspects were under supervision pending trial or on probation or parole at the time of the crime, and almost half, or 45 percent, had prior gun-related arrests in the District (compared with 27 percent in 2014).
Not to get all existential, but the problem is much deeper than synthetic drugs, high-capacity gun magazines, turf wars, rejiggering police deployment or keeping an eye on repeat violent offenders.
We have on our hands -- in our neighborhoods, on our streets and maybe living next door -- walking disasters: individuals who believe that their lives matter, but not yours or mine. Neither do our laws and institutions."
John Lott will be appearing on CBS Evening News tonight to discuss gun control issues. The show will be on at 6:30PM EDT, though it can't be predicted when Lott's segment will be on.
UPDATE: CBS delayed the segment for more editing (ahem...) so it will air tonight (Thursday) at 6:30.
"Brady's Empty Suits", at America's First Freedom. The title is a pun on a phrase lawyers use -- "empty suit," or just "suit," to describe a person whose clothing is impressive but their contents are not.
Rather, he was just a homeless guy hoping to stick up train passengers for food money. Exactly how a homeless guy would have acquired an AK-47 and a lot of ammo for it is not explained. Heck, at current ammo prices he could have dined on steak and lobster for what he invested in 7.62x39.
Why he was making the demand is beyond all understanding....
We have a 7.62x39 derringer, and a 5.56 with 6.5" barrel attached to a 9.5" something else. BATF contends it's a suppressor, although apparently it doesn't suppress, and Sig contends it's a muzzle brake, although it looks designed to increase muzzle flip. Perhaps it meets the needs of those who really need to feel the muzzle blast on their feet?