At least one tweeter called it” quite possibly the stupidest column ever ,” even by Salon standards.D. Watkins, described in his biography as an adjunct professor atCoppin State andwinner of Baltimore magazine’s” Best Writer” award in 2015, last week suggested a instead dramatic sort of gun control that we can’t reconcile with the Second Amendment no matter how hard we try.
” You will be granted the right to purchase the pistol of your option ,” wrote Watkins, if you first agree to be shoot.” You need to feel a bullet rip through your flesh, and if you survive and enjoy the feelingthen the right to bear arms will be all yours .”
The NRA isn’t mentioned except in the headline, which Watkins might or might not have written, and which callsthose who enjoy and exert their Second Amendment rights” gutless NRA cowards .”
The NRA is a response to Salon today , not with an equal measure of “violent rhetoric” but the frustration of trying to find common ground with anti-gun rights extremists.
Take a bullet? Who wants to take Watkins’ writing class for a semester, and what stunt do you have to performfirst to earn your right tofree speech in the classroom?