Some good insight in your column about the problem of violence in the cities. But the solution, if available at all, will not be found in the neo-fascism necessary to start a “war on guns” that would make the “war on drugs” seem highly successful. And the DEA, FBI and SWAT teams of today will seem like ACLU acolytes.
I share everybody’s Nirvana dream, but the real world won’t contain this thing. It’s in our blood. So maybe we better try to deal with it in a realistic way instead of crying out for the government to “save” us. They always jump at the opportunity, of course, and never deliver!
What’s his new book about? “Beyond a courtroom thriller, ‘Keep and Bear Arms’ examines the legal and social passions of post-9/11 America: vanishing civil liberties, vigilante reaction to immigrants, Homeland Security turf wars and the warp in the justice system,” he responds. “Can simple fairness survive? A five-car collision of ideals and realities. A book for thinking people who are not interested in a high body count.”
Sounds like compelling reading.