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Jeffery Goldberg On Trusting Guns Over Police

by | 29th, June 2008

JEFFREY Goldberg comments on the latest Supreme Court decision on handguns:

Maybe it’s my long experience in Israel, but I believe that the average, law-abiding citizen can be trusted with a firearm. More than that – and again, maybe this is my experience in Israel talking – I don’t like the idea of subcontracting my own defence to the police. Why should a person who is paid $40,000 a year, who doesn’t know me, who doesn’t live in my neighborhood, risk his life for me when, properly armed, I’m fully capable of defending myself? It never seemed fair to me.

Of course, if the police didn’t have guns, either… the criminals would win…


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