The Second Amendment vs. the First

Alex Jones' now infamous meltdown on CNN teaches us two important lessons about gun control.

By David Sirota

After more than a week of residual buzz from radio host Alex Jones' now famous meltdown during a CNN discussion of gun control, it is worth taking a deep breath and considering the spectacle's two big lessons, especially now that the White House is [RETURN TO ARTICLE]

  • Reader Comments

    Thanks for this piece, I’ve been struck by the gun control debate kicking up a whole lot of libertarian dust, folks dead set on an idea that at some point militias will be needed to combat the U.S. govt taking your first born? Yet no outcry when they take our Social Security, our jobs, homes, or our Medicare…. Here’s my humorous take:

    Posted by francesca fiorentini on Jan 23, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    “How is a U.S. Constitution enshrining a baseline right to bear arms for a “well regulated militia” now seen by many as mandating that firearms be sold in completely unregulated fashion”

    Firearms aren’t sold in a completely unregulated fashion. If you want to have a serious discussion about guns refrain from lying.

    Posted by f_galton on Jan 26, 2013 at 2:45 PM