The Nation: Dallas Gunman Simply Fighting Tyranny for The NRA
On July 11, The Nationclaimed that attacker Micah Xavier Johnson was simply fighting tyranny for the NRA when he opened fire on Dallas police officers during a Black Lives Matter rally.
The Nation makes this claim based on the NRA’s contention that one of the main reasons we have guns is to fight tyranny. In so doing, The Nation misses the fact that this was James Madison’s assertion long before it was the NRA’s, and that the assertion does not apply to just any group we whimsically label tyrannical. Rather, Madison applied it to a central government which oversteps its constitutional boundaries and tramples the liberties of the people.
But these things are lost on the publisher, which zeroes in on the NRA as if it were complicit in the actions of the Dallas attacker. – READ MORE