Originally published: February 22, 2013
Last updated: February 25, 2013 - 11:45pm
What strikes Harry Jessell about the arguments of gun advocates is how similar they are to the ones that he and other broadcasting apologists/free speech advocates regularly make.
For instance, they say the answer to too much gun violence is more guns. We say the answer to false, hateful and pernicious speech is more speech. Maybe you just can't cherry pick the Bill of Rights. If it turns out that you can gut one of those 10 amendments, you may be able to gut them all. Maybe the gun nuts aren't such nuts after all.
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