Skip to comments.Gun Control and the Constitution
Posted on 02/11/2013 11:44:24 AM PST by IndePundit
Could there be a better illustration of the cultural divide over firearms than the White House photograph of our skeet-shooting president? Clay pigeons are launched into the air, but the president's smoking shotgun is level with the ground. This is not a man who is comfortable around guns. And that goes a long way toward explaining his gun-control agenda.
Lack of informed presidential leadership aside, there is a gulf between those Americans who view guns as invaluable tools for self-defense, both against private wrongdoers and a potentially tyrannical government, and those who regard that concept as hopelessly archaic and even subversive. For them, hunting is the only possible legitimate use of firearms, and gun ownership should be restricted to weapons suited to that purpose.
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I wonder how it got changed like that?
Speaking of the Constitution: If we can limit the number of rounds in a firearm magazine, we can limit the number of pages in a Hustler magazine. The same specious utilitarian logic that applies to the first also applies to the second.
obummer swore to uphold the Constitution. He thinks it is a pie that can be cut into pieces and devoured. Well the Bum Clown deserves a pie in the face, the whole pie.
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Sounds like they got suckered by the Photoshopped picture.
The US Constitution is nothing more and nothing less that an obstruction to the “statist utopia” these socialist are pushing on every American and exactly who the moochers party wants!
Watch the socialist temper-tantrum along with the old media after the real conservatives puts the brakes on their so called “gun control” legislation. the US Constitution be damned, full steam ahead with disarming the American people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The leftist were embarrassed in front of their buddies in the UN when they could not get through a United Nations Small Arms control Treaty, so now, they are going to show their ilk in the UN they too can disarm these nasty and dangerous backwoods hicks of their firearms!!
Sit back and watch the fireworks my fellow Americans! It gets really good when the socialist are told “NO!”
Eight Deuce on the Loose!
How can any law like registration, which turns a right into a regulated conditional privilege, be constitutional? Legitimate government interest or not, the government was NOT delegated the authority to infringe upon the RIGHT to keep and bare arms. This applies both to the federal government and to the States through the due process clause of the 14th Amendment.
People a lot smarter than Feinstein and Obama wrote the Constitution and gave Americans rights.
We are not going to let some feminist dipstick, and a Muslim ,,forged birth certificate bi-sexual ding dong who lies about being a Constitutional scholar take them away
They may think Americans are stupid , but we are smart enough to know that when they take away the 2nd Amendment they may as well scraap the whole thing.-—and they will.
>obummer swore to uphold the Constitution.<
Ever heard of taqqiya?
Your choice of ordnance is suspect.
Umm, no it didn't. Didn't Alito him self write that the State could have "common" sense restrictions?
Some one please correct me if I'm wrong.
Obama doesn’t care a rat’s posterior about the Constitution...it’s all about absolute government power and control. As for the SCOTUS decisions, Obama is just one justice appointment away from getting anything he wants. Roberts is willing to use clever sophistry to twist the Constitution and the Obama appointees would just as soon use UN tribunals as the US courts.
The current gun control proposals are the 21st Century version of the Poll Tax. Don’t want a certain demographic voting, tax and regulate the voting process. Don’t want a certain demographic owning firearms, tax and regulate them so that they are unaffordable.
It's an important distinction.
most JUDGES don’t care about the constitution and SPECIFICALLY the second amendment.
Judges HATE HATE HATE the first amendment when it comes to recalling judges. They disguise it as “judicial independence” when they are really selling judicial tyrany.
...we can limit the days on which non-whites are free and can enjoy "low capacity" civil rights.
...we can limit the number of times women can vote.
...we can tax Qurans to limit their distribution.
...we can require Mosques to get a "permit" for "hi-capacity" morning prayers.
...we can limit the number of gay couples a church can marry.
...we can limit the number of abortions a woman can have.
...we can make Citizens get a "Privacy Permit" in order to exercise their 4th Amendment Rights.
etcetora, etcetora, etcetora.
NONE of these the Left would ever dare endorse. It's always the 2nd Amendment they attack with zeal.
2nd Amendment bump for later......
IMO God gave us Freedom. Liberty and a Free will
The Founders gave us the right to protect that freedom Liberty and Free Will with Arms.
Yes, I came up with it to bounce the Second, which the left hates against the reasons they love the First, which is rooted in their libertine lifestyle. Liberals are not friends to truth. There is no truth in them. And for that reason they do not love the First for the same reason that I do. They do not seek to protect and advance the First for the same reasons that I do. They have a higher authority than Truth and that is The Agenda. The Agenda is more important than Truth. The instant that something the First would protect gets in the way of the Agenda, liberals will strike the First down just as they seek to strike the Second. But for the present, the First is sacred, and that is why I phrased my soundbite that way.
No one gives us rights but God.
The US Government was put in place to protect those rights and they were prohibited from violating them.
Essential understanding, definitely.
Disappointingly, this appears to concede the Universal Background Check (see tagline).
... No one gives us rights but God.
The US Government was put in place to protect those rights and they were prohibited from violating them....
there is a process in place for an acceptable process for change to the Constitution. It is a changeable document, within the rules. The left just does not want to play by the rules they swore to uphold. I have an idea, you break your oath and advocate an issue that is found to be unconstitutional, you lose. No impeachment, no hearings, no waiting. Immediate forfeiture of position, salary, office and all the gold plated benefits that come with the job. Everything, no insurance, no retirement package, no security detail, nothing. There needs to be consequences for breaking your oath, personal consequences. Hit them in their own pocketbook.