Why I like guns

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February 22, 2011
CounterPunch
by Clancy Sigal  
Posted in 2AM Commentary, Commentary

"I remember my late friend Jim Boggs, a scholarly radical African American autoworker in Detroit. On my last visit to his home in a tough neighbourhood, Jim insisted on walking me to a corner bus stop on the way back to my hotel. Just before leaving the house, he calmly reached behind a marble bust of Karl Marx on the mantelpiece to withdraw a fully loaded .38 Saturday Night Special. Holding the gun by his side, as we strolled down the street in broad daylight, he said, 'Hey, I'm 100% for gun control. But I know this block. I'm no damn fool.'" [editor's note: A lefty apologizes for wanting to defend himself - MLS] (02/22/11)

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