Over at at the CBS News blog site, Declan McCullagh has a new article on the constitutionality of gun registration. He has input from Volokh, Kopel (we disagree), and many others.
Also in relation to a topic that I blogged about yesterday, my iVoices.org podcast on guns at presidential speeches is now on-line.
On the one hand, I think that the some folks in the MSM are being self-indulgently paranoid in mis-interpreting these legal displays as threats. And some media have been even worse, in trying to impose a racial narrative on the whole thing.
On the other hand, as I eleboate in the podcast, I think that this form of protest is probably harmful to the Second Amendment cause. It’s sort of a Second Amendment version of the gay rights people chanting “We’re here, we’re queer. Get used to it.” This kind of self-expressive demonstration can sometimes be helpful for a cause, and sometimes harmful, depending on the context. In the context of a presidental visit, I think it is harmful.