I was on Emily Rooney’s show on WGBH radio this afternoon, along with Rob Eno of Red Mass Group. We talked quite a bit about the state of the Senate race and of the Mass. GOP generally, and I found myself in agreement with much of what Rob was saying on that general topic. Although he and I disagree on most substantive issues, we are largely in agreement when it comes to the best way to build a party and win elections.
But when we got to guns at the end of our conversation, the differences were stark. Here’s the essence of the debate; you can listen to the whole thing at this link.
Rob: An armed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny….
Me: … The notion that the American government is anything like tyranny, I’m sorry…
Rob: But it can get there. It can get there.
Rob: And the reason it doesn’t get there is because people have guns.
Me: No, it’s not.