December 07, 2015 at 05:47AM on Facebook
“Of course, a reasonable gun control regime is logically possible. We can imagine one in our heads. But it is not *politically* possible in the United States right now. And it is a great error to think that gun control is the path to racial justice. More likely, it is the other way around. Racial justice is a precondition for any reasonable gun control regime.
“That, perhaps, is why the demands that have emerged from the #blacklivesmatter movement focus not on gun control but instead on demilitarizing the police and investing in ‘jobs, housing, and schools’ for those ‘black communities most devastated by poverty.'”
Gun control’s racist reality: The liberal argument against giving police more power