David Frum is, well, here’s the columnist’s bio: “I’m a conservative Republican, have been all my adult life. I volunteered for the Reagan campaign in 1980. I’ve attended every Republican convention since 1988. I was president of the Federalist Society chapter at my law school, worked on the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal and wrote speeches for President Bush—not the “Read My Lips” Bush, the “Axis of Evil” Bush. I served on the Giuliani campaign in 2008 and voted for John McCain in November. I supported the Iraq War and (although I feel kind of silly about it in retrospect) the impeachment of Bill Clinton. I could go on, but you get the idea.” Actually no, no you don’t. Not unless you know that Frum is a proponent of civilian disarmament. Which you can kinda guess from the Tweet above. If not, here’s an excerpt from the dailymail.co.uk story linked to above . . .
A 76-year-old woman was killed in a shootout as a gang tried to rob her outside her South Carolina home in the early hours of Saturday.
Dorothy Hendrix was shot twice by the gang of two men and a woman, but she managed to shoot one of her assailants in the stomach before dying of her wounds.
Steven Hagood, Tereba Geer, and Bradacious Galloway have all been charged with murder.
‘She fought. She was a fighter. She shot him,’ the victim’s brother, Ronnie Lollis, told WYFF News Channel 4.
So who “deceived” Ms. Hendrix into believing she had a natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms? What, exactly, would Frum have had Ms. Hendrix do: hand her money over to armed robbers and hope for the best?
Frum would have been on safer ground if he’d highlighted the fact that Hendrix was running an illegal gambling operation and “often returned home in the early morning hours with large sums of money.” But gun grabbers don’t have any interest in looking beyond headlines. Not that it would have made any difference. When you’re anti-gun hammer, everything looks like a nail.