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Pro-Clinton College Professor: Repeal Second Amendment

Posted 06/20/2016 10:20 am by


At a time when it’s more important than ever to maintain the right of the American people to keep and bear arms for self-defense, law professor David S. Cohen is calling for repeal of the Second Amendment.


“Americans’ rights are in mortal danger,” he says, unless Hillary Clinton is elected president and stacks the Supreme Court with progressive judges.


In the repeatedly discredited rag, Rolling Stone, Cohen writes, “sometimes we just have to acknowledge that the Founders and the Constitution are wrong. This is one of those times. . . . The Second Amendment needs to be repealed because it is outdated, a threat to liberty and a suicide pact.”


By “outdated,” Cohen means that the Framers of the Bill of Rights were unable to conceive of 19th century semi-automatic firearm technology. “When the Second Amendment was adopted in 1791, there were no weapons remotely like the AR-15 assault rifle (sic),” he said.


However, as the late, great Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in the Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, “Just as the First Amendment protects modern forms of communications and the Fourth Amendment applies to modern forms of search, the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding.”


And in any case, there is nothing outdated about the underlying principle of the Second Amendment: to prohibit the government from interfering with the ability of people to acquire, possess and develop proficiency with arms they might one day need to defend themselves and their loved ones.


Cohen’s rant is just one example of an astonishing amount of sheer nonsense that has filled the Internet since the terrorist attack in Orlando. Anti-gun politicians, and so-called opinion columnists and TV talking heads – who pretend to be “experts” on every topic under the sun, but who in reality know virtually nothing about even one topic – are confidently calling the AR-15 an “automatic” weapon, a “military” weapon,” and a “weapon of war,” and telling everyone that the most popular rifle in America should be banned.


Of course, the First Amendment protects the right of pundits to demonstrate that the size of their egos are only matched by the depth of their ignorance on firearms and the Second Amendment. And so it should be.


If history repeats itself, the recent slew of half-baked, culture-war-based, ideologically-motivated, attention-seeking statements against guns will only increase support for the right to arms, and additional support may develop as people increasingly realize that President Obama and Hillary Clinton, who are urging gun bans, are the very politicians most responsible for the rise of overseas terrorist groups who inspire and possibly direct evildoers within our midst.


All the more reason for the American people to protect their right to protect themselves.


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3 responses to Pro-Clinton College Professor: Repeal Second Amendment

  1. PJ London June 20th, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Of course Americans should be disarmed, what could possibly go wrong?
    “The 1938 Regulations Against Jews’ Possession of Weapons, promulgated the day after Kristallnacht, effectively deprived all Jews living under the Third Reich of the right to possess any form of weapons including truncheons, knives, or firearms and ammunition. Before that, some police forces used the pre-existing “trustworthiness” clause to disarm Jews on the basis that “the Jewish population ‘cannot be regarded as trustworthy'”
    “Cohen, Cohen is dat a jewish name?”


  2. Wilbur June 20th, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Repeal the 1st, 13th, 19th while you are at it.


  3. Howard Dennard June 26th, 2016 at 12:39 am

    I have yet to have any liberal describe to me what is a military small arm, or a high capacity magazine.
    I have been told that ANY weapon used by the military is a military assault weapon. Well let see, the military used the colt single action revolver, so is it a military weapon? We could go on all night , using their argument against them.
    As for a “high” capacity magazine, what is “HIGH?” to an ant a worm is high.
    Not once has any of these liberals agreed to a discussion without resorting to childish name calling, when showed how wrong they are.


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