Sam Harris Neglects the Most Important Evidence About Guns
I’m glad Sam Harris and I agree that a “well regulated militia” does not include every Tom, Dick and drunk or angry Harry. However, Harris quickly offers a second argument against handgun buybacks and restrictions: He says it’s not politically feasible in 2012.
Assuming that conclusion is true, it is irrelevant.
In 1955 it would be entirely reasonable to conclude that a civil rights bill was not going to pass - not in 1955. Opponents falsely claimed that a civil rights law was unconstitutional in 1955. I suppose civil rights organizers and sympathetic politicians could have dusted their hands and had cocktails instead.
Great response; the whole article is well worth reading - I was hard pushed to decide which excerpt to highlight.