Monday, December 17, 2012

Ho hum, another massacre, it's Saturnalia at the Volokh Conspiracy

Today, December 17, 2012 the first of 27 victims funerals began in Newtown, Connecticut.  Leaders all around were reacting to the massacre with pledges to "do something".  But at more guns more safety blogs like the Volokh Conspiracy it was ho hum, just another day at the morgue.  They were celebrating a Volokh tradition - Saturnalia.  Volokh himself was  speculating casually about whether an armed citizenry really can respond to surprise attacks by armed madmen bent on mass murder.  It's just another massacre, after all, nothing really special - especially when compared to the run of the mill shootings in the ghettoes.  Those are surely beyond the reach of the gun control crowd now that the Supreme Court has declared in D.C. v. Heller that possession of a handgun is a personal constitutional right, and Judge Posner in Moore v. Madigan has declared the right to go armed on the streets of Chicago.

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