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 …I thought the Second Amendment was not relevant to our modern-day society and it should be repealed…
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