Maybe it’s just me, but this New York Times story strikes me as slightly perverse. It’s about how Maine destroys the guns used in homicides and lets the victims’ families watch. Now, I have no problem with the policy if it gives families the slightest bit of satisfaction or consolation. And I agree that for symbolic reasons alone there’s good reason to destroy murder weapons. But there is an odd tone of celebration in the story. The guns — about twenty a year — are taken off the streets (or dirt roads) as if selling them to law abiding customers would have led to more murders. More importantly, there’s this implication it was the gun’s fault. I know this is really neither new nor surprising. But it’s still annoying.
Editor’s Note: The following is the fourth in a series of articles in which Mr. Yoo and Mr. Phillips will lay out a course of constitutional restoration, pointing out areas where the Supreme Court has driven the Constitution off its rails and the ways the current Court can put it back on track. The first entry ... Read More
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After what seem like years of a phony war, British and European Union negotiators finally agreed on the terms of Britain’s departure from the EU earlier this week, and Theresa May announced it in the House of Commons. The deal covers more than 500 pages of legal and bureaucratic prose, and few but the ... Read More
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