In Rhode Island, the Providence city council has voted 8 to 6 to ban all semi-automatic weapons. In a crime-prone city like Providence, citizens would be left to defend their homes against intrusion with weapons from the single-action Old West era! At the same time, some of America’s campus intellectuals continue to tell Americans that the Constitution should be junked. In The New York Times, Louis Michael Seidman tells readers, “Let’s give up on the Constitution.” The NRA is on the Providence vote and Cato Institute’s Roger Pilon deals with Mr. Seidman.
The Obama administration is a constant danger on both of these fronts and will soon ratchet up the attack. (Read: Guns for Me but Not for Thee, and White House Plans To Overwhelm NRA With Rapid Victory).
In support of the Constitution and specifically the Second Amendment, Debbie and I are life NRA members and strong benefactors of the Cato Institute. These organizations form the frontline of defense against the dangers presented to Americans daily by fuzzy thinkers like those I have outlined above.