I have a special page to highlight honest left wingers, and I’ve acknowledged several who have confessed that gun control is misguided.
- Jeffrey Goldberg admits gun ownership reduces crime.
- Justin Cronin explains how he became a left-wing supporter of gun rights.
- Jamelle Bouie pours cold water on Obama’s gun control agenda.
- Leah Libresco confesses that gun control simply doesn’t work.
A columnist for Vox also is honest. Dylan Matthews starts by acknowledging that the standard agenda of the anti-gun movement is pointless.
Congress’s decision not to pass background checks is not what’s keeping the US from European gun violence levels. The expiration of the assault weapons ban is not behind the gap.
But don’t get your hopes up that Matthews is on the right side.
His problem with the incremental ideas is that they don’t go far enough.
What’s behind the gap, plenty of research indicates, is that Americans
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