Frum: Guns endanger more than they protect | Synopsis

Frum: Guns endanger more than they protect

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Editor’s note: David Frum, a CNN contributor, is a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He is the author of 8 publications, consisting of a brand-new tale “Patriots” and his post-election e-book, “Why Romney Lost.” Frum was a special assist to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002. (CNN)– The National Rifle Association’s Friday press occasion has received virtually consistently negative testimonials. Yet the speech by NRA chief Wayne LaPierre had this merit: It pulled into daytime for all to see the foundational presumption of modern American gun society. LaPierre argued that our culture is stalked by unknown numbers of beasts, prospective mass murders like Adam Lanza.

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Frum: Guns endanger more than they protect

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David Frum says the National Rifle Association’s “Death Wish” style vision of America as a land of armed civilians fending off criminals is a fantasy

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