Ever since the massacre at Parkland, we’ve been in the throes of yet another battle over the Second Amendment. As usual, mind-numbingly boneheaded leftists are pulling all sorts of idiotic arguments from their rectums. Yet not a single fact among them.
Take this argument, if you’d call it that, for instance. A lefty pulled the “Second Amendment is for muskets only” card:
How about we ABOLISH private gun ownership EXCEPT for muskets—which we'd then REQUIRE for Americans over 18?
That'd be a PRO-GUN reading of what the Second Amendment meant in 1791.
Then 98.7% of us could break our muskets in half, and the 1.3% in the NRA would have A MUSKET. pic.twitter.com/ElLf36BObG
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) February 25, 2018
Wow, the stupid is strong with this one. Now, I could take this dunce down with ease, but I’ll defer to my favorite smooth-talkin’ political thug, Ben Shapiro:
What if we just abolished the internet, telephones, telegraphs and all other modes of communication that weren’t around in 1791 when the First Amendment was written? No? Oh, that’s right, your argument is stupid. https://t.co/j9EeTRlNsh
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 26, 2018
It’s funny how leftists never confine any of the other amendments in the Bill of Rights to 1791. They’ll readily agree free speech carries over to radio, television, and computer boxes. Yet, the moment we get to the subject of advances in lead-slingers, progressives flip the script. Suddenly, constitutional rights only apply to 18th-Century tech.
It’s no shocker how the left is constitutionally ignorant. They see the Bill of Rights more as a set of recommendations than a legally binding document. For anti-gunners, the Constitution means whatever they want it to mean at a given time. The reality is rights don’t switch on and off to suit the lefts’ whims. Just as free speech extends to the internet, the right to bear arms extends to muskets, modern rifles, and whatever phaser gun contraptions those ballistic nerds will think up next.
Maybe progressives should spend a little more time reading the Constitution, instead of using it for butt-wiping or kindling for a bonfire. The meaning and intent of the Second Amendment is pretty clear. The right of a law-abiding gent to buy an AR-47 assault cannon with child-seeking bullet tips “shall not be infringed.” End of debate.