This is the final verdict. My fight is over.
June 8, 2018
A note to readers
[Krauthammer is no friend of gun owners. I’m glad he is out of our fight.
May his passing be as comfortable as is practical and may his family and friends have a chance to say their goodbyes and cherish their memories of him.—Joe]
“I leave this life with no regrets.”
I am surprised he doesn’t regret jumping into that swimming pool.
One of my law professors mentioned how the physical nature of the Justices seemed to affect their decisions. Justice Rehnquist was a big strapping man, over 6 feet tall, and he generally decided in favor of more liberty-friendly laws. Justice Brennan, on the other hand, was more diminutive in stature and generally decided in favor of more government oversight. I wonder how much Dr. Krauthammer’s mobility affected his attitude towards personal ownership of firearms.
I see no point in needlessly speaking ill of the dead, so we’ll leave it at that.
It’s a theory. Then again, consider Oleg Volk’s very clear images explaining why effective self defense tools are particularly important to those who can’t do it well without tools. That means anyone who is not strong, and anyone who has limited mobility. Elderly, handicapped, small of stature, etc.
I always enjoyed Krauthammers columns and commentaries even though I disagreed with him often. He is extremely intelligent, well thought out, and interesting, and forms his opinions thru the lens of his own life experience. As do I. I am a true believer in the right to life ensconced in the Constitution and Bill of Rights who knows that I posess not only the right to life, but posess the right to own and bear all the tools that ensure my ability to assure that right to myself, my family, and my associates. Whether I am large or small, strong or weak, male or female ( I have taught several women safe and effective shooting). I will mourn his passing as a worthy and willing adversary.