Word of Mouth
9:12 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Safeguarding Liberty: Beyond the Second Amendment

Credit Roger Wood / NHPR

Today, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband launched a political action committee with a goal of countering the influence of the gun lobby. the new PAC leverages public calls for stricter gun controls following the Sandy Hook shooting last month.


Conor Friedersdorf is a staff writer with The Atlantic, where he recently wrote an opinion piece called “The Strangest Conservative Priority: Prepping a ‘2nd Amendment Solution’.  Friedersdorf writes that those bent on protecting the 2nd Amendment have often ignored or condoned governmental breaches of other important safeguards against tyranny. 

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