Faketarian Alert: CATO makes case for an utterly UnConstitutional, Anti-Gun, BackGround Check!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 23:33
Posted by Travis Holte on April 29, 2013 04:20 PM
Yes, that's right, from those beltarian stalwarts of liberty comes this gem. How bad is it? The New York Times published it.
Yes, the Kochtopus' CATO appeasers/colluders actually made their case at the NYT. Any questions as to where they stand on natural rights?
By Robert A. Levy
This article appeared in The New York Times on April 26, 2013.
Last week, senators blocked a compromise measure that would have compelled unlicensed sellers at gun shows and online gun sellers to conduct background checks, despite polls that showed that 90 percent of the public supported the idea.
I’m a libertarian who played a role in reducing handgun restrictions in the nation’s capital. In 2008, in a landmark case I helped initiate, Heller v. District of Columbia, the Supreme Court declared for the first time that the Second Amendment protected an individual’s right to bear arms.
But the stonewalling of the background check proposal was a mistake, both politically and substantively. Following a series of tragic mass shootings, public opinion is overwhelmingly in favor of reasonable legislation restricting the ownership of guns by people who shouldn’t have them. There was also plenty in the proposal that gun-rights proponents like me could embrace.