Some sensible thoughts on gun control in the aftermath of Colorado. See Mr. Tabman’s follow-up post after the recent accidental police shooting in New York too. A cool and clear head.

Michael Tabman

We all have our opinions as to what our Founding Fathers had in mind when they wrote the 2nd Amendment.  Those differing opinions have led to spirited and even hostile debate.  But, there is only one opinion that matters.

While the 2nd Amendment argument was not necessarily settled, the Supreme Court made a bold statement in its October 2010 decision in the McDonald v. Chicago case when Justice Samuel Alito Jr. wrote, “It is clear that the Framers . . . counted the right to keep and bear arms among those fundamental rights necessary to our system of ordered liberty.”  The decision did not address all issues of state versus federal rights and the reality that no right is without limits.  We often cite the prohibition of yelling “fire” in a crowded theater as a reasonable limit on free speech.  If we can limit free speech, we should…

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Wandering and wondering - taking it all in -- and increasingly shaking my head. Who are we and how did we get to this here? And, what, where and how next? Putting what I see and think out there in pictures and always looking for other ways, hence, this blog. This blog, like me, is a work in process and still doesn't quite know what it wants to be when it grows up.
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