Don Kates says he’s a good choice for California, and tells us some details we wouldn’t have known otherwise:
In contrast, I do know Jerry Brown. We went to law school together though we were not big buddies. And when I contacted him about supporting the pro-2d Am position in the McDonald case, he filed an influential pro-2d Am brief w/ the S Ct. I know that he personally made the decision to do this, overruling his staff; and he wrote the brief himself. (He is an able lawyer.) When he was assailed by anti-gun forces, his response was that the 2d am is a “civil rights issue.”
This is not to say that Brown is “pro-gun.” He just thinks â€“ as does everyone rational and informed on the issue â€“ that gun control does not help reduce crime; indeed, that it has nothing to do w/ crime.
I’d sure like more than lukewarm support, but it’s not like Ahhnold has worked out too well for California Gun Owners, has he?