Media leader speaks frankly
Every now and then, one retires, and then speaks his mind. Tom Plate was formerly editorial page editor of the LA Times; now he teaching at UCLA and free to tell us what he thinks:
"In the nineties, the Los Angeles Times courageously endorsed an all-but-complete ban on privately owned guns, in an effort to greatly reduce their availability."
"The correct target of our concern needs to be guns. America has more than it can possibly handle. How many can our society handle? My opinion is: as close to zero as possible."
The fact that he was robbed at gun point earlier this year, surprisingly, had no affect on his opinion.
Posted by: Flintlock Tom at April 23, 2007 02:59 PM