Yves here. We’ve generally relegated the political fight over guns to Links, but we thought we’d make an exception, since this post provides some on-the-ground observations. However, notice that the author mentions in passing that he was briefly in jail for protesting the Vietnam War. As readers well know, one of the big impediments to activism now is the pervasiveness of background checks. An arrest record, even for something that should be regarded as praiseworthy, or at worst minor, is now a scarlet letter in the eyes of most employers.
By Shepherd Bliss, Sonoma County, California