December 4, 2008 11:35AM

David Kopel on the Plaxico Burress Prosecution

Cato’s associate policy analyst, David Kopel, comes to the defense of New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress in today’s Wall Street Journal. The WSJ law blog is hosting a discussion

The restrictive permitting system in New York allows for the rich and celebrities such as Robert DeNiro, Donald Trump, Howard Stern, and Harvey Keitel to carry a concealed weapon. Average, law‐​abiding citizens and non‐​residents are given no consideration. 

This news comes hot on the heels of Brian Doherty’s book, Gun Control on Trial: Inside the Supreme Court Battle over the Second Amendment, and our book forum (archived in video and podcast form).