Friday's HOT MIC
The Left isn't even trying to make a pretense of hiding their hate for the Second Amendment anymore.
This is the NYT's Timothy Egan, who writes on "the environment, the American West and politics."
One of the great disconnects of our history is how a nation birthed on the premise that all men are created equal could enshrine an entire race of people as three-fifths of a human being. We tried to fix that, through our bloodiest war and a series of amendments that followed.
Not so with guns. The Second Amendment, as applied in the last 30 years or so, has become so perverted, twisted and misused that you have to see it now as the second original sin in the founding of this country, after slavery.
Got that? The right to self-defense is no different from kidnapping people from overseas and keeping them and their descendants as human chattel.
The rest of Egan's column is a mishmash of all the usual (and easily and often debunked) claims about the Second Amendment -- so I won't bore you with it.
Instead, I'll just leave you with this:
And if you were to leave Chicago's gun deaths out of the mix -- and it might be the most gun-controlled city in the nation -- the chart would become even more striking.