The problem with our legal system in a nutshell.
Fortunately for the rest of us, you no longer get to make judgment calls like this one. You’re just one more baying voice in the crowd, with a view that SCOTUS already heard and weighed in on in the Heller case.
And anyway… it might surprise some in our legal system has something called a ‘separation of powers’ for exactly this reason.
Our elected officials make that kind of decision. Not 9 black-robed figures sitting behind a bench.
The nationwide protests inspired by the Parkland school shooting prompted retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to call for the repeal of the Second Amendment.
Stevens laid out centuries of precedent on gun laws and explained that the National Rifle Association had twisted the long-agreed-upon meaning of the amendment to promote individual gun ownership, he wrote in a New York Times opinion piece.
Source: Raw Story
Right… the NRA is the scapegoat. What a surprise. Here is part of that text:
Rarely in my lifetime have I seen the type of civic engagement schoolchildren and their supporters demonstrated in Washington and other major cities throughout the country this past Saturday. These demonstrations demand our respect. They reveal the broad public support for legislation to minimize the risk of mass killings of schoolchildren and others in our society.
That support is a clear sign to lawmakers to enact legislation prohibiting civilian ownership of semiautomatic weapons, increasing the minimum age to buy a gun from 18 to 21 years old, and establishing more comprehensive background checks on all purchasers of firearms. But the demonstrators should seek more effective and more lasting reform. They should demand a repeal of the Second Amendment.
Concern that a national standing army might pose a threat to the security of the separate states led to the adoption of that amendment, which provides that “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.” Today that concern is a relic of the 18th century.
There were 200,000 people in the March for our Lives, compared to — some estimates say — 650,000 in the 2013 March for Life.
So the guy who sat in the Supreme court about two years after Roe V Wade, would he say that the broad support for the March for Life has compelled him to change his thinking there? No. S`o he’s being selective and partisan. Got it.
He’s just one more talking head trying to remake America in the image of Venezuela. They banned their guns in 2012. Worked out just fine for them, right? (Oops.)
Even with the current level of gun ownership, we have in America, the government was still weaponized against private citizens (IRS — Tea Party) for explicitly political reasons. If initial reports hold up to scrutiny, we may find out that there’s a lot more like it in other branches of the government, including the Branch that is SUPPOSED to be the equal dispenser of justice.
We have nothing to worry about, right?
In 2008, the Supreme Court overturned Chief Justice Burger’s and others’ long-settled understanding of the Second Amendment’s limited reach by ruling, in District of Columbia v. Heller, that there was an individual right to bear arms. I was among the four dissenters.
That decision — which I remain convinced was wrong and certainly was debatable — has provided the N.R.A. with a propaganda weapon of immense power. Overturning that decision via a constitutional amendment to get rid of the Second Amendment would be simple and would do more to weaken the N.R.A.’s ability to stymie legislative debate and block constructive gun control legislation than any other available option.
Do you know what OTHER decision America has to stick with, even though it is ‘debatable’ and was a ‘5-4’ decision? Roe V. Wade. Would you demand that get changed to? Or is that ‘settled’ law, because you like it? Because it gave Planned Parenthood a ‘propaganda weapon of immense power’. Remember Kermit Gosnell? Or the baby parts videos where she ‘wants a Lamborghini?
FYI, the person around whom that whole case hinged, ‘Jane Roe’ (Norma McCorvey), became an ANTI-abortion activist. Even SHE is not convinced of the rightness of the cause.
See how easily these games can be played? Back to the Second Amendment, which people keep telling us ‘isn’t under attack, and nobody wants to take your guns away’.
That simple but dramatic action would move Saturday’s marchers closer to their objective than any other possible reform. It would eliminate the only legal rule that protects sellers of firearms in the United States — unlike every other market in the world. It would make our schoolchildren safer than they have been since 2008 and honor the memories of the many, indeed far too many, victims of recent gun violence.
Easy for a guy who was protected at work by an armed guard to say.
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We’ve all wondered for a long time, but it looks like medical science has finally determined the problem.
It’s spreading like a plague. For some reason, Liberals are losing their ever-loving minds.
Trump Derangement — and Romney Derangement before that — and Bush Derangement before that are only the tip of the iceberg.
What is driving them so berzerk?
Looks like we’ve found an answer:
A liberal walks into the hospital and asks for an X-ray of its skull. Doctors confirmed what we already feared. Here’s the sad diagnosis…
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