Prof. Nick Johnson has an op-ed in the Wall Street JournalÂ [UPDATE: Link fixed] calling out progressives on their policy solutions. Namely, speaking of the recent endorsement of confiscation schemes:
As a candidate,Â Barack ObamaÂ said that he had no interest in trying to take peoplesâ€™ firearms. Now, beyond the influence of voters, the president has begun to elaborate his true inclinations. This month he praised Australiaâ€™s far-reaching gun-control efforts. In 1996, after a lunatic used a semiautomatic rifle to kill 34 people in Tasmania, the Australian government banned all semiautomatic rifles and repeating shotguns. Owners of these roughly 700,000 firearms (about a quarter of the countryâ€™s three million total guns) were required to turn them in for destruction. The government called this a â€œbuyback,â€ but no one had a choice.
Read the whole thing. I agree that in some respects, the honesty is refreshing. To quote the great Han Solo, “Bring ’em on, I’d prefer a straight fight to all this sneaking around.”
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Link to WSJ article?
> Bring â€™em on
It makes me so happy to see someone who knows how apostrophes work. :-)
Ugh, that paywall
Odd… it wasn’t behind a paywall earlier.
going through RCP seems to get through the paywall
Whenever I hit a paywall, I’ll try to select the title of the article and then Google it. A lot of times, the newspaper in question wants people to be able to find and read articles found via searching, as opposed to linking….
Weird. If I google the title and go the the WSJ site from google, it works. If I click on the link from your blog post (which ultimately points to the exact same URL) I get paywalled.
Must be some referral check some marketing genius came up with …
I changed the link to the Google search link. It seems to work for me. If I had realized, I wouldn’t have linked it. I hate paywalls.
Still goes to paywall. RCP link works OK.
Looks like they reference some of the data that this article points out.
Since we are quoting Han Solo:
Hokey [gun control schemes] and ancient weapons are no substitute for a good blaster at your side
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