Reader Karl B. writes:
Most TTAG readers don’t hold the ACLU in high regard. But I’d like to point out an instance of their defending the Second Amendment. They are going to court today in Oregon to challenge the No Fly List. They specifically argue that the No Fly List should not be used to bar people from their constitutional right to own guns . . .
Now, I know that most of your readers take issue with the ACLU’s view that “[t]here is no constitutional bar to reasonable regulation of guns.” But it’s telling that the ACLU does, in fact, stick up for the Second from time to time. They might not be as dogged as we would like, but it does happen. Importantly, they have the legal expertise to do it. I’m not aware of the NRA, for example, filing suit about this issue.
To paraphrase the Latin phrase, “bis dat qui city dat.” He who defends quickly defends twice.