Retirement has been good for Althouse. Getting away from the university drawing-room has a salutary effect.
Here she goes, tooth and claw, after the NYTimes after it declares that 'the pandemic' caused a large jump in gun sales.
It's absurd to state — as if it's a fact — that the pandemic "fueled" the surge when there were riots and the police stood down and did not protect the citizens! I personally got trained to use a gun last summer, and I fired a gun for the first time in my life. That had nothing to do with the pandemic. It was about civil disorder threatening my neighborhood and the manifest unwillingness of the city to keep order. You're on your own, we were told, quite plainly....
She's very good at parse-analysis; you might enjoy the way she rips the NYT a new nostril.
By the way, there's been NO action from the various cop-shops to indicate a change in their 'you're on your own' stance. If it were going to change, one would expect a Big Announcement from either Mayors or Chiefs to the effect of "FAAFO".