"The substance of the Second Amendment isn't in the concept of guns per se, it is in the concept of being the sovereign in America and, as the sovereign, having the legal and moral monopoly on all lethal force here. The key word is sovereignty," he writes. "When we think of safer streets, we often make that same mistake in concept. Many believe that our major cities' streets are unsafe due to so many guns on the street, but there are just as many guns on the streets in right-to-carry states without the high crime rate. What gives? What is the subject of gun control missing here?