First of all, my condolences to the family of David Rosenbaum.
A longtime editor in the NY Time's DC Bureau was murdered this weekend while walking in the "safest" part of DC - a picturesque neighborhood between Connecticut Ave. and Wisconsin Ave. in NW Washington.
Let's think about that for a moment. Think about the irony. All along, we hear the gun banning bigots call for an expansion of their anti American anti Constitution versions of gun control that are present in New York City and most especially Washington, D.C.
Yet, even in a neighborhood populated by the rich and powerful, where the embassies of our strongest Allies dot every corner and your neighbor could be a Senator or the editor of the New York Times, the corrupt and incompetent DC police force could still not protect its citizens.
Would a gun have helped Mr. Rosenbaum?
We will never know, but we can be certain of one thing, his inability to carry one prevented him from using it for his own defense. If he could carry one, if DC recognized that fundamental - god given - human right to self defense, perhaps he would have still chosen not to carry a gun. That, of course, would be his choice.
Another person - perhaps a gay man or a young lady or an African American taxi driver - might make the other choice, the choice of life.
But, the anti choice gun banning bigots who run Washington, D.C. and New York City and the New York Times and the Washington Post (all of whom are Democrats, by the way, even Michael Bloomberg the Republican mayor of New York who is a life long Democrat) have decided in their collective wisdom that they know how to protect you better.
Except, they don't.
I have no idea what Mr. Rosenbaum's position was.
Was he pro choice? Did he support fundamental human rights?
I do not know. All I know is that Rosenbaum was the author of the Times article that laid out the gun banning bigots strategy of using Tobacco like lawsuits to bankrupt the American firearms industry and undercut the 2nd amendment (Echoes of Tobacco Battle in Gun Suits, N.Y. TIMES, Mar. 21, 1999, at 32).
Nevertheless, he has become yet one more victim of the failed policies of countless politicians blinded by their egos and irrational senses of marxist utopia. Will they ever learn?