If an ‘armed citizenry’ is a constitutionally protected ‘deterrent’ to abuse by federal officials, this would imply that the greatest protection should be given citizens who are arming themselves against the threat of such abuse.
Dennis A. Henigan
(Former) Vice president for law and policy at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
January 28, 2008
DANCES WITH GUNS
[Yes. That is absolutely correct.
He also said he doesn’t argue that higher rates of gun ownership cause higher rates of crime.
Henigan “gets” it. He doesn’t like it, but he gets it.
Perhaps this is part of the reason he quit the gun control industry.—Joe]