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Weekend pictures: Chicago March for our Lives
Some pictures from the Chicago March for Our Lives. Feel Free to use any of these. Just make sure to include the acknowledgement that I took these.
Author: Harold Pollack
Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect, tnr.com, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.
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6 thoughts on “Weekend pictures: Chicago March for our Lives”
It's going to be tough to overcome the single issue voters in favor of 2A. Think years, not weeks.
I'm not sure. Considering the historically low turnout of the 18-29-yr-olds, their fervency on this issue, and the possibly strong role of social media in getting them to vote, it's possible that they will increase their voting turnout substantially.
I'm not seeing a movement to repeal the 2nd amendment (and that's a good thing, because it would not be ratified) but rather a movement to install many firearm restrictions that are in fact supported by most Americans and often a majority of gun owners, but have previously been stymied by the NRA.
No, I'm not seeing repeal, either. I'm just talking about restrictions stringent enough to have a measurable effect on crime. Even those will be a long slog to achieve. There may be some largely symbolic legislation in the near term, but it will not achieve results on the ground other than to increase the discontent of the 2A types. Sadly, in that regard, it will be counterproductive as far as achieving a cohesive body politic. No one is looking for a win-win or the good of the country as a whole.
Quoted without comment, b/c none is needed, on a day like this, after Saturday March 24, and February 14, 2018.
John Paul Stevens has an op-ed in today's NY Times urging repeal of the Second Amendment. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/27/opinion/john-p…
At the top of the article is a photo of an 18th-century rifle and an assault weapon. Because the justices who expanded the Second Amendment in 2008 generally claim to be "originalists" (an incoherent concept, which they purport to use only when it achieves the result they wish), it seems clear that they should have limited their expansion to guns of the type that existed in the 18th century.
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