This from today’s New York Times:
For F.B.I. agents, watching an Islamic State suspect in the United States is a study in anxiety. Being an Islamic State sympathizer is not against the law. Neither is expressing hatred for the United States on Twitter. Buying guns is also legal, and investigators have watched nervously as terrorism suspects passed background checks and purchased guns more than 2,000 times in the past decade, according to government data.
So, if I had to choose which freedom to restrict, I’d go for the guns. Yet, as posted earlier, a presidential candidate had this to say:
I never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away.
— Dr. Ben Carson
While America doesn’t have a monopoly on crazy, we have the most fertile soil for wackiness.