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Confronted by Reality, a Leftist Changes His Mind on Gun Rights

International Liberty

I’ve periodically featured folks on the left who have rejected gun control.

  • In 2012, Jeffrey Goldberg admitted gun ownership reduces crime.
  • In 2013, Justin Cronin explained how he became a left-wing supporter of gun rights.
  • In 2015, Jamelle Bouie poured cold water on Obama’s gun control agenda.
  • Last year, Leah Libresco confessed that gun control simply doesn’t work.

Now it’s time to look at another person who has changed his mind.

Here are some excerpts from a column in the Des Moines Register written by a long-time supporter of gun control.

I was 14 years old when John Lennon was killed — it affected me deeply and it was the biggest event that led to my anti-gun feelings. As I got older, my heroes were JFK, RFK and MLK, which furthered my anti-gun sentiments. …I thought the Second Amendment was not relevant to our modern-day society and it should be repealed…

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Must Reads For The Week 5/12/18

AUSTRIAN ECONOMICS ADDICT

California Regulators Want To Add $10,000 To The Price Of A New Home With a Solar Panel Mandate, at reason.com. Just another example of central planners in government forcing their idea of morality on everybody.

New York Times Editorial Board Thinks Uber Is Too Popular, Demands Price Floors, at reason.com. Leftists in the media don’t understand that Uber and other ride sharing apps are successful because NY city government limits the number of taxis available to the people of NY. This means the price has to rise to ration the scarce resource.  Read more about Uber vs Taxis in my post titled: “CAR WARS’ Return Of The Jitneys.

Confronted By Reality, A Leftist Changes His Mind On Gun Rights, at danieljmitchell.wordpress.com. Reality has a way of clearing up foggy thinking.

“10% Of Berkeley Students Are Homeless, at ecocnomicpolicyournal.com. Here is an example of the media using statistics…

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“Dine-and-Dash Dater: California Man Facing Charges After Running Out On Expensive Meals With First Dates

JONATHAN TURLEY

paulkgThere is a novel criminal charge in Los Angeles where Paul Gonzales has been accused of being the so-called “Dine-and-Dash Dater.”  He allegedly would take women to expensive restaurants and then bolt after the meal —  leaving several women with restaurant bills.  He arranged the dinners through dating apps.  He is already facing allegations of petty theft.

Local media has been broadcasting his image to warn women about Gonzales and his alleged eat-and-bolt technique.

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