A few years ago I was talking with a Hollywood friend about guns. She was unhappy that I’m a gun owner.
Honest—unlike most lefties—my friend told me that the Second Amendment was “out of date and should no longer be valid.”
She wanted guns to be confiscated.
“Do you think the gangs in LA or NY or Chicago are going to give up their guns to the authorities?”
She shrugged and told me that gun confiscation “was the right thing to do regardless of how gangs react.”
I pondered the phrase “the right thing to do.” I hear it all the time from my Hollywood friends when they are discussing politics. Though never when discussing the movies they produce.
Those five words, within the context of our conversation, seemed positively suicidal.