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Project Safe Neighborhoods and Fair-Weather Federalism: "Saving" the Second Amendment by Undermining the Tenth

By Gene Healy
May 01, 2003
Gun rights supporters in the Bush Administration and Congress are currently engaged in a dubious tradeoff: to save the Second Amendment, they’ve decided to undermine the Tenth. For two years running, Congress has appropriated funds for the centerpiece of the Bush  crime-control agenda, Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which is designed to ward off calls for additional gun control by ramping up enforcement of the gun laws already on the books.