My old friend Don Kates – a hard-core liberal who worked with William Kunstler and the Freedom Riders back in the day – is the sort of honest liberal who believes that every potential victim has the right to defend himself or herself. Now retired after a long and brilliant career as a Constitutional lawyer, law professor, and criminologist extrordinaire, Don was kind enough to pass along the following.
It was written by David Kennedy. Kates describes Kennedy as not at all “pro-gun.” Kennedy does, however, appear to be honest, and true to his profession, which is criminology.
Read this, and let us know what you think: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-kennedy-crime-and-gun-control-20130505,0,4745966.story .