Gun control modest proposal: just disarm all the blacks
December 22, 2012 5 Comments
Do I detect the makings of a consensus here? It seems that if there’s one thing both left and right can join hands and agree upon, it’s that…black people are scary!
To my mind this suggests a Modest Proposal, a ‘grand bargain’, to resolve the problem of gun control once and for all. Simply, it’s this:
We modify the Second Amendment to remove the individual right to keep and bear arms, and empower the government to ban guns and disarm citizens by force – but only for black people.
If Sailer is right, the left should be all for this – and once it’s in place – their fears assuaged – will stop agitating for further gun control. Meanwhile if Moore is right, most righty gun nuts should be ok with it too, and – their fears assuaged – will voluntarily disarm over time. Thus this is a Pareto improvement that would actually be stable and have virtuous feedback effects.
As a gun-control opponent, I really can’t imagine what possible objection a gun-control advocate could have.