Paul Krugman jumps yet another shark…

….here, as he blames Castle Doctrine laws on corporations, not just the eeeevil right-wingers they’ve bought and paid for. (Yes, that sound you heard was me rolling my eyes.) Come on, even if you believe that crap, the narrative still falls apart with even the most cursory examination. While it’s not as good as it could be, the gun rights movement has much more bipartisan support than it used to. There was, for example, Harry Reid’s co-sponsorship of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act and his opposition to a renewal of the Clinton gun ban, as well as the letter to Eric Holder opposing the same that was signed by 65 congressional Democrats.

Granted, Reid himself had voted for gun control in the past ā€” the Brady Bill and the Assault Weapons Ban back in the ’90s, among other votes ā€” but the writing was on the wall after 1994, and everyone who’s been paying attention knows why: because the anti-self-defense position necessarily taken by gun control’s supporters was shown to be political suicide. And the corporations Krugman loves to hate didn’t have anything to do with it. That was all the voters’ doing. It was all downhill from there. I know Krugman has been pushing this “corporations are evil” meme ever since, well, time immemorial, but this is just…deranged.

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