To spare you death by treacly music, here’s the 411. Mayor Whatshisname in The Arrow episode above touts the “Firearms Freedom Act,” which “respects our freedom and our lives.” In other words, gun control! What’s worse: he links this legislative push to bravery. As if instituting civilian disarmament requires the same courage as capturing or killing killers.
Which raises the question: is America still The Home of the Brave? Ours is the only national anthem that ends in a question. That question. So again, what’s the answer? Have we forgotten that it takes bravery — actual physical bravery — to defend our freedoms?