We’ve now reached the point in the post-shooting phase when media stalwarts try to out stupid each other in efforts to see who among them can get the sassiest responses via quote retweets. Leading the pack, the dumber Cuomo brother, Chris, who pecked this out with probably just two fingers:
Do you remember what the 2a was created for? That there was no individual right contemplated until Scalia read it in? If you are an originalist about the constitution you have no basis for thinking you and not the state controls access. https://t.co/j5IAC3NTMZ
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) August 8, 2019
Second thing, here’s the full text of the Second Amendment, word for freaking word:
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.
Everything Chris said is wrong. Everything. The Second Amendment is very clear that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The only reason I believe the Second Amendment is clear about the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed is because the Second Amendment explicitly states the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Go ahead and have this here tinfoil hat, Chris. You need it more than me.
Third thing, the American people’s right to keep and bear arms (which isn’t to be infringed) is necessary to the security of a free state. America is a thing because we used our guns to force the tea-swilling, British control freaks to take their snooty accents back across the Atlantic. Twice.
Since the Founding Fathers weren’t too keen on a tyrannical government full of power-hungry, micro-managing gits who can’t make a decent dessert to save their crappy teeth, they wrote the Second Amendment to ensure the American people were never lorded over by power-hungry, micro-managing gits. People like Chris’s brother, Andrew, or pick your gun-hating Democrat who wants MOAR control over your life. Related: Beto O’Rourke Talks Gun Control, Demonstrates Lack of Knowledge on AR-15s.
We’ve talked about this issue more times than AOC has lied. We’ve even made videos. Here’s my favorite: