Kicking *** and taking numbers
Kirk Parker had the following comment, blocked for some reason by the spam filter:
Prof Reynolds also needs to directly address this nonsense, spouted by letter writer #5, SUNY Poli Sci professor Robert J. Spitzer:
"And the “armed populace” mandated in the Militia Act of 1792 and other early laws “requiring adult male citizens to own guns” did so because they were, according to the law, to “be enrolled in the militia” controlled by the government — the opposite of the vigilantism Mr. Reynolds extols."
Notice Spitzer doesn't really make the laughable claim that militia members didn't own and keep their own weapons, before, during, and after militia duty--but it might be read that way, so I'm left to wonder if it's just less-than-clear wording on Spitzer's part, or if he intends to convey that misapprehension.
Thanks so much for the references to Reynolds article and his references on gun control hype in the CDC.
Posted by: HKL at January 21, 2007 10:16 PM
I hope Prof. Reynolds sent his rebuttal to the paper, as well as blogging it.
Posted by: Lergnom at January 22, 2007 10:58 AM