I’m particularly glad that Jeff Goldstein at Protein Wisdom lit into Costas on the faux magnanimous allowance that some gun control advocates make for permitting people to own hunting weapons:
In truth, Costas is one of those people who believes the 2nd Amendment protects only muskets — and that hand guns are a scourge, evidently because certain well-paid athletes misuse them from time to time, which of course means that nobody can be trusted to own them and use them responsibly. Though Costas will allow that you can go out and shoot ducks, if that’s your thing. You stupid rednecks.Here’s the thing: the Second Amendment may afford, as a side benefit, the ability to hunt ducks or deer or whatever’s in season. But the real purpose of the amendment is to permit people to defend themselves against those who would try to deprive them of their lives or liberty.