Kopel on anniversary of Brady
Over at Volokh Conspiracy, Dave Kopel has a posting on the 12th anniversary of the Brady Act, and some interesting comments on a story that Bill Clinton told to illustrate its importance. (He claimed that a firearms dealer friend of his had inadvertently sold a gun to an escaped mental patient, who used it in crime, and the friend was not over it to this day. Investigation indicated that the killer was not an escaped mental patient, did not buy the guns, and the dealer, supposedly not over it to this day, had died years before. Other than that, we may suppose, the story was true).
The constitution is where we get to tell the government "no!" My rights aren't up for debate. Plus the gun grabbers can't be trusted when they want to "compromise" saying "this is all we want" The benchmark was established 225 years ago when the original Constitution was ratified. No Retreat!
Posted by: The Mechanic at December 1, 2005 06:47 PM
"Historic compromise" my @$$. More like historic sellout.
Posted by: RKV at December 2, 2005 10:22 PM