Gun Violence

02.04.132:29 PM ET

Not What the Man Said

Douglas Cooper is less than delighted to be cited in testimony before the U.S. Senate:

It is flattering to be cited in testimony to a Senate Judiciary Committee. It is less flattering to be cited in an argument against gun control, by a libertarian sympathetic to the NRA. It is not flattering in the least to have my utterly transparent agenda presented as somehow sneaky and hidden.

Nevertheless, this is an object lesson in first-class innuendo: let's examine how a gun proponent takes a perfectly sensible proposal and turns it into dark mutterings by a shadowy gun grabber.

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