Thursday, September 7, 2017

We Settled This

"The debate over this is whether this clause was intended for only the militia or regular citizens as well."

Look, Tasnim Baqir, we had this debate.  Your collective rights side kept pushing it from the 1960s or so?  Like it was some new discovered angle.  It was goofy then and it is goofy now.  But none of that matters.  This debate was settled in 2007 in the Heller ruling.  Even the liberal side, on and off the Supreme Court, conceded it was an Individual Right. 

But by all means, keep attempting to re-hash a case that is already settled law.  It makes you look incompetent and wastes your time.  And since you are trying to violate people's rights the more you spin your wheels in this mud pit the better, as far as I am concerned. 

You say "Until the 1980s, there was no such thing as the 'individual rights' theory of the Second Amendment."  That is not true.  An individual right was the historical understanding of the Amendment through most of our history and was only muddled by gun controllers relatively recently.  And obviously is still trying to be muddled, as this editorial attests.  I'd cite facts, but based on how divorced from fact your editorial is, it would just bound off of you, and doing so has been done ad infinitum.  Once again, settled by Heller.  If you and the forces of evil somehow manage to overturn that ruling that still won't make the 2nd a collective right.  Rights exist outside of your wishes.

"I do believe that American citizens should have the right to carry arms. The way the conditions are these days, citizens should have the ability to protect themselves,"  Well, THANK you...  You should have said this first and had a much shorter editorial. 

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