The Second Amendment Foundation is the organization that bankrolled the court cases that did more to roll back American gun control than a hundred back room deals between the National Rifle Association and our elected representatives. So, when Soldier of Fortune’s Bob Brown asked the NRA for a room at the convention in which the Second Amendment Foundation could honor the reporters who broke the ATF Gunwalker scandal, you’d kinda hope the NRA would’ve obliged. No dice. Instead, in a small room at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel, a tiny conclave of gun rights warriors gathered to eat the world’s worst pot stickers, savor a victory or two and listen to heavy hitters make light conversation . . .
I asked Alan Gura, the lawyer who argued both the Heller and McDonald cases in front of the highest court in the land, whether the Supremes’ caveat OKing “reasonable restrictions” on 2A rights was a setback. A condition that could turn the decision into a Trojan horse.
Apparently not. Unless, of course, it is. Which it shouldn’t be. But could. But won’t. And that’s why I’m not lawyer, and remain glad that Gura is.
Meanwhile, after a quick off-the-record conversation about Gura’s personal self-defense, I offered to do what I could to provide him with some free firearms training. If someone amongst TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia could help hook up gun owners’ foremost defender with some serious self-defense training gratis, I’d be much obliged.
Of all people, Alan Gura should be able to exercise his Second Amendment rights effectively. That kind of irony we don’t need, if you know what I mean.