I have an admission to make: Even as a Second Amendment absolutist, I’m not what conservatives would refer to as “gunsy.”
It’s not that I have an impediment or a moral qualm with gun ownership. I think it’s profoundly moral to take your own security into your hands. Having covered firearm issues for some years now, I know enough. When my conservative friends start talking about whether they prefer American Eagle or PMC Bronze 115 grain 9mm ammo, I get that Charlie Brown teacher sound in my head.
I will say this, however: I know that I know more about guns than Joe Biden does.
Jeffrey C. Barton, unfortunately, didn’t come to this conclusion before he took the then-vice president’s advice.
So, before we get to the unfortunate case of Mr. Barton, let’s take two steps back in time. The first will be this Thursday, the second will be in