Soft on Crime: Protecting the 'Second Amendment Rights' of Thugs and Terrorists

By Joe Conason - April 19, 2013

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What can Americans learn from the bitter debate over the gun reform bill? Perhaps the most obvious lesson is that the leadership of the National Rifle Association, the Gun Owners of America and their tame Republican politicians have all earned an epithet of derision they used to hurl regularly at liberals. Yes, the gun lobby and its legislative servants are "soft on crime" -- although they...

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