Interesting title for an article that wasted not one pixel of print on the actual 2nd amendment argument.
No, I'm not watching the video.
I also think the premise is flawed. It is precisely because of watching the effect our drug laws have on black men primarily in this country that I am in favor of legalization, opposed to private prisons (and, not for nothing, private parole and probation services, something nobody talks about but which is a way bigger problem than prisons), opposed to the death penalty and in favor of treatment protocols. It was precisely the institutionalized racial disparity that awakened me to those issues. I'm concerned about the fact that we have institutionalized the breakup of families and love the fact that Tulsi Gabbard has introduced a bill to legalize marijuana under the theory, not that it simply imprisons people wrongfully, but in fact that it breaks up families and removes fathers from their children.
That is not to say we don't have a lot of double standards on race issues in this country. But pretending it's all about race is an exercise in reductionism. It's surface level reasoning (par for the course for cable news, but still). I'm not the only conservative who feels this way, by the way, and it is a huge reason a lot of us vote Libertarian more than Republican. Libertarians, for all their many faults, recognize the problems inherent in our criminal justice system and seek to reform them.