The Illiberal Liberty

Edward Docx makes a good point:

[B]y asserting their individual right to self-defence, the pro-gun lobby are in some way responsible for the reduction of personal security in American society in general. Since now we can see (given the factual evidence of the number of deaths) that what they are really arguing is that their individual right is more important than the wider social right to personal security.

There is, of course, plenty of evidence and a strong line of reasoning to support Docx’s point and the full article is well worth reading. But if you want a shorter summary, Newsthump hits the nail on the head:

American gun owners have today confirmed that their right to defend their homes from pretend enemies is far more important than other people’s real children.

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