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Inapt comparison of Freedom Riders to gun rights activists

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Inapt comparison of Freedom Riders to gun rights activists At the end of his discourse on the alleged unconstitutionality of the NY SAFE Act, Art Henningson [April 24 letter] implies an analogy between opposition to resistance to the gun control act and resistance to the Fugitive Slave Act, and further implies that the struggle against gun control is equivalent to the efforts of the Freedom Riders to counter segregation. It’s not the first time I’ve ...


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jjhehir
May 10, 2014
10:36 p.m.

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Herb, terrorists attacked an embassy of the United States of America. Our ambassador and three other Americans were killed in the attack. No one was held accountable. You are right it’s old news. Let’s move on.

rswanker
May 11, 2014
7:04 p.m.

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jjhehir — agree that someone should be held accountable. Unfortunately, the current Republican outrage seems focused on proving that somehow the scandal was how the White House was managing press releases (which they all do, right?) — rather than *why* something like this was allowed to happen to begin with. Doesn't seem like we're looking in the right places. And although I will concede that any investigation must start somewhere.

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