David Frum is joking, right?
I will never take Europeans seriously again (not that I took them so seriously in the first place) when they complain about the American gun lobby. I just discovered that the local tobacconist in the small touristy French town in which we are currently stopping has sold my 13-year-old son and his 10-year old cousin 25 Euros worth of roman candles, bottle rockets, firecrackers, and miniature explosives shaped like tanks. And a lighter. Parfaitment legal.