The Corner

Nyt & Guns

I like this email:

The Maine-iacs are essentially reverting to the law of the Middle

Ages; the gun in this case is treated as a ‘deodand”, an object that

caused the death of a human and therefore must be punished. That the

NY Times engages in what amounts to a superstition of the Dark Ages,

as part of its “reality-based” philosophy, is not a surprise.

Deodand:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deodand (Yes, I know, but this is quick)

http://www.lectlaw.com/def/d134.htm

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Deodand

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.

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