Joe Huffman reports:
“Paul M. Barrett is at the Gun Blogger Rendezvous. I talked to him for a couple hours last night.
Barrett is the author of this article which includes this article which includes:
The rise of the Glock and other semiautomatic handguns cannot be linked to variations in overall crime rates. But that doesn’t mean it would be pointless to take small steps to reduce mayhem, such as restricting magazine capacity. One lesson of Tucson is that there is a difference between a 33-round clip and an 8- or 10-round clip.
If I get another chance to talk with him I’m going to show him this video:
But for me, what’s a Bloomberg writer doing among the Rendezvousers? An Expose?
A quick check gleans this:
Paul M. Barrett
Paul M. Barrett is an assistant managing editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, a position he assumed in September 2005. He is responsible for overseeing investigative projects. The magazine has won a series of national awards for articles he has supervised.
Prior to joining Bloomberg Businessweek, Barrett was an editor and legal affairs reporter for The Wall Street Journal. At various times, he held the positions of Supreme Court correspondent, Page One special projects editor, and Page One news editor at the Journal. Prior to that, he was a staff writer and editor for The Washington Monthly.
Barrett is the author of American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion, which was named to Best Books of 2007 lists by the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, and Publishers Weekly. He is also the author of The Good Black: A True Story of Race in America.
Ok, so really – who is he? Somebody *important*…?
But more like – WHY??
UPDATE: In comments – short answer, he’s a gun-writer!