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Interesting Point

From a reader:

It occurs to me that with all of the hoo-haw over the Patriot Act from the

left, their stance on gun control becomes less credible. Let’s say you

could repeal the 2nd amendent, via a new amendment. Let’s say that the

liberals get control of the government again and pass a total ban on all

firearms. Do you think that they realize the level of police intrusion it

would take to enforce such a law? Or are they willing to tolerate it when

it comes to their own pet issues? It just seems disingenuous to me that the

libs would carp over the Patriot Act when a total gun ban Act would require

ten times the policing.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now. @jonahnro

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