Liberal and armed
I would think that an independent-minded journal like
HCN would not so easily fall prey to anti-gun rhetoric more
befitting the New York Times. Specifically: "...
a reflection of white men's anxiety about the civil rights
movement"? Tell that to my Hispanic and Indian hunting friends
(most of whom vote Democratic) but who support gun rights; Gov.
Bill Richardson (ditto); or feminist gunwriters Mary Zeiss Stange
and Christina Nealson (both gun-rights liberals).
Westerners treasure their independence and the right to self
defense. Even the national Democratic Party seems to be figuring
that out. And regarding gangsters with guns: Do you seriously think
they use legal weapons? What about in Britain, with no handguns
allowed, no right to self-defense, thousands of illegal guns, and a
rising level of violence?
Magdalena, New Mexico