The Gun Nuts (I Don’t Mean the Killers) Must Calm Down

FILE - Veronica Hartfield, stands with her son, Ayzayah Hartfield during a candlelight vigil for her husband, Las Vegas police officer Charleston Hartfield, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Because my favorite president is Ronald Reagan, because I defended George W. Bush against all of the hateful, contemptuous bile hurled against him for eight years, and because I strongly support Donald Trump, people assume that I am a Republican. “Oh, absolutely not,” I say. “If I were to give the Democrats the grade of ‘D’ and the Republicans the grade of ‘C Minus’ why would I link myself with a ‘C Minus’ political party?”

As a general defender of presidents, …

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