Two Claremonsters, Bill Voegeli and Tom West, reflect on the meaning of 9/11. Our NLT colleague Bill recalls the evacuations he and his fellow New Yorkers stoically endured. Tom West always fights for the wisdom of the founders:
My first reaction to the attack was anger -- certainly against the terrorists, but also against our government. The FAA disarmed pilots in 1987. Passengers and crew were ordered to submit quietly to hijackers' demands. In the name of safety, government banned the very thing that could have prevented the murder of thousands: the Founders' agenda of self-help, self-defense, and gun rights.
Their brief observations can be found at the end of this link on NRO.