By Frank Smyth, October 18, 2016, franksmyth.com
It makes sense to worry that Donald Trump’s recent comments about the Second Amendment could encourage an assassination attempt against Hillary Clinton. But, as a long-time follower of the gun-rights movement, I think Trump’s words mean something else.
By Frank Smyth, August 11, 2016, The Progressive
Donald Trump seems to be suggesting that some kind of collective act of resistance may be necessary to stop an overreaching government should Clinton win the November election.
By Frank Smyth, June 21, 2016, The Progressive
The only thing stopping real gun reform in the United States is a paranoid fear that some future, tyrannical regime would seize Americans’ guns and impose a totalitarian state.
By Frank Smyth, January 29, 2013, The Progressive
On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on gun violence featuring testimony from the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre, as well as Mark Kelly, the husband of former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Democrat of Arizona, who was shot in the head while holding a public meeting in her district two years ago.
By Frank Smyth, January 28, 2013, MSNBC
Today’s NRA’s interpretation of the Second Amendment seems to put it to the right of not only most Americans, including most gun owners, but also the Roberts Supreme Court and even Justice Antonin Scalia…