The ages old battle over the boomsticks rages on. Leftists are demanding we confiscate the gats in the name of world peace. Right-wingers are busting out their pocket Constitutions to offer their rebuttal. The debate usually ends there but, according to this columnist, the Second Amendment is useless when debating blasters. Go figure.
The attention to the Second Amendment is misplaced. What neither side in the gun debate seems to realize is that at the moment, when it comes to the sort of restrictions that lie within the zone of possibility, the Second Amendment is neither an obstacle nor a protection. It’s an irrelevance.
The court has chosen not to undertake a wholesale dismantling of gun laws. Just the other day, it declined to hear a lawsuit challenging California’s 10-day waiting period for the purchase of any gun.
Another way to put it is that they are not convinced that this or other regulations violate the fundamental liberty enshrined in the amendment.
Translated from leftist Newspeak to plain English, the Supreme Court is free to regulate the Second Amendment down to bare bones, so long as they leave us with something. Whether that’s an RPG or a wrist rocket is up to the current administration.
Contrary to leftist opinion, the Supreme Court isn’t infallible. In fact, they’ve made their fair share of mistakes in the past. Denying black people personhood and permitting forced sterilizations just to name a few. Minor slip-ups. Besides, the Court’s ruling on Trump’s travel ban did little to quell leftist butthurt. Seems as though a Supreme Court decision is only legitimate when it benefits the left.
Keep in mind, the founding padres wrote the Second Amendment to protect us from the government. Barring a new amendment that nullifies the glorious Second, the government’s meddling on the matter is unconstitutional.
Not only is the Second Amendment relevant, it’s the most relevant part of the debate. The right of self-preservation doesn’t fall by the wayside because a few feeble leftists are averse to scary black rifles. I’m assuming this columnist skipped civics class, otherwise he’d know such things.
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