December 21, 2012

Dopey WNJ Letter of the Week 2

David Mage of Newark jumps in as our latest constitutional scholar on gun rights:

The Second Amendment says, A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. It does not say A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms for shooting innocent children shall not be infringed.

If the Second Amendment was interpreted to mean that only anyone who is a member of the Armed Forces, National Guard or a military reserve unit had the right to bear arms, then almost all these terrible shootings would be prevented.

Well, Dave, all I can say is that the First Amendment says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech ... It doesn't say "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech of complete idiots who spout off out of emotion without knowing the lightest bit of history.

Posted by Hube at December 21, 2012 03:43 PM | TrackBack

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