Living with Guns
Craig Whitney, author of Living with Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment, explains why efforts to ban guns are typically bound to backfire. “A lot of our gun control measures are aimed at people who would obey the law and get the permits. How does keeping me or you from having a gun really control gun violence in Washington or New York City?” asks Craig R. Whitney, a former New York Times journalist.
Whitney sat down — before the Newtown shooting — to talk with Reason‘s Nick Gillespie about why liberals should defend the Second Amendment, why gun-related violence has declined over the past 20 years even as gun ownership has increased, his most memorable experience at a shooting range, and more.