On Friday, the internet began passing around a column from last year by The New York Times’ in-house conservative columnist, Bret Stephens. That op-ed called for the repeal of the Second Amendment. It’s an exercise in futility, shot-through with misplaced indignation and a shocking amount of willingness to overlook the plainly factual.
Stephens begins by deriding the “conservative fetish for the Second Amendment.” Why, he asks, do conservatives support a private right to own weapons for the protection of life and liberty?
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