Monday, July 30, 2012

A "Hard Left" Defense of the Second Amendment

CounterPuncher Patrick Higgins gives it, reminding us, "The modern day gun rights movement was not pioneered by the NRA—although I admit it wouldn’t matter to me if it had been—but by the Black Panthers, whose co-founder, Huey Newton, found genuine protective value in the Second Amendment at a street-level moment when some cops would likely not have otherwise hesitated to beat him to death" — Gun Rights: From the Black Panthers to the NRA.

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