by Max Brantley
John Brummett weighs in on the tendency of gun nuts to put the 2nd Amendment uber alles.
All of that is to call attention to the latest example of the absurdity of modern conservative devotion to, or political fear of, gun libertarianism.
Even two usually reasonable Republican senators, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Susan Collins of Maine, were arguing this veritable pretzel of logic a few days ago: We should restrict Miranda rights to persons on a terror watch list, but we should not restrict the rights of these persons to acquire firearms or attendant gadgetry, because that, you see, would be an ominous infringement on a treasured American liberty.
You have the right to a silencer, but not to silence.