David French writes an essay about the second amendment, but it’s really not about gun control. It’s about the right of police to invade your home and perhaps even kill you, all without a warrant, but with impunity.

What does this mean, in practice? First, extraordinarily dangerous and kinetic no-knock raids should be used only in the most extreme circumstances. Writers such as Radley Balko have written extensively about the prevalence of the practice (even in routine drug busts), the dangers inherent in dynamic entry, and the sad and terrible circumstances where the police find themselves in a gunfight with terrified homeowners.