Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Powerful Stupid

Robb links to an Examiner column on the Second Amendment, by some guy in New York who claims that the Second Amendment never intended to protect an individual right to keep and bear arms. More nonsense in his earlier article.

Totally ridiculous. He engages in an ahistorical history lesson to tell us that the Founders meant arms for military service only when they clearly didn't, cites one retired justice for the proposition that the Second Amendment doesn't protect an individual liberty, and parses the words of the Second Amendment to say that they have a clearly military meaning.

Heller put all of these kooky revisionist history theories out to pasture. This is flat Earth theory at its finest.

Had he been present at the Constitutional Convention and pushed this viewpoint, one of the Founders would have hauled off and shot him.

Related: I previously wrote on how a militia-centric view of the Second Amendment would not have the effect that gun control proponents think it would.

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