Skip to comments.Common Sense Calls for Repeal of Second Amendment
Posted on 05/01/2014 4:49:26 PM PDT by Publius
I dont believe the Second Amendment was ever intended to support the kind of gun craziness we contend with today, but since its always used to ward off any common-sense gun reforms, maybe we ought to just fix the Constitution and be done with it.
Yes, I know the odds against that are immense, but maybe we could start by nibbling away at the idea that the Constitution is infallible or that the founders had the answers to everything. They were smart men but neither perfect nor prescient.
One of the ways they showed how smart they were, was that they made a document that could be updated when it needed to be, and today it needs to be on this issue.
Weve had another of those disturbing clusters of shootings in Seattle the past week, and gun violence continues to injure and kill across the country in public, and frequently private, ways. Most gun deaths are suicides.
But some Americans embrace their guns even more tightly even as the headlines call out for sanity. You know what Im talking about.
(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.com ...
Second Amendment protections were put in place so that citizens could shoot operatives of an oppressive government, not deer.
Come and take them Jerry, just try, please.
Go ahead and repeal it.
I’ll still have a God-given right to effectively defend myself against those more-numerous, more-powerful and less-principled then myself.
He should just move to Mexico where gun ownership is illegal for just about everyone, that way he can avoid all the gun violence.
Freeper Red Meat.
“Ah, I love the smell of napalm in the air.”
LOL Detroit Firearms instructor and blogger Rick Ector spoke to a state senator representing Detroit the other day and the senator wants to do something about Detroit’s Justified Homicide “Problem”.
Could the author possibly give more evidence for his ignorance?
Repeal the second amendment: HAR! HAR! HAR!
As if my rights come from parchment. Repeal and arm yourself for the war of enforcement candyass.
If so, then I'm more than happy to lend him my gun.
OK, cops, criminals, villains, tyrants, and feral gumming alphabet agencies disarm FIRST!
Can’t do that?
Impractical yous say?
Then, forget about disarming us.
As long as cops, criminals, villains, tyrants and feral gummint alphabet agencies have as much as a knife, we RESERVE the right to defend ourselves against them with firepower!
Someone have a “My home is gun-free” sign for this guy?
Or Chicago. He’s definitely be safe there.
Give it your best, suckah.
2. Come and get em. I dare you.
This is one of those douches that want the US to send arms to Syria, Egypt, Libya, Ukraine, etc. and all the other third world countries that DON’T have a second amendment right or any bill of rights for that matter. I suspect that in the near future we will get requests for arms for the third world countries of the EU when their financial systems finally collapse.
Common sense calls for the repeal of the rights of black males. Just last weekend we had multiple people murdered by young black males. Something must be done to curb the violence that is committed by this group of people. Maybe we should take their freedom away and make this country a safer place for our children.
It would be far easier to just make murder illegal.
Ok lets start nibbling at the consitution.....
1) repeal the 15th
2) repeal the 16 th
3) repeal the 17th
4) repeal the 19th
5) repeal the 24th
6) repeal the 26th
How do you lik them apples ???
you put one in play, they all come into play...what a dope Mr Large is.
There is no need to take their rights away,
just allow everyone else to shoot back.
He’d rely on other people with guns to try and take our guns.
Institute more gun free zones, asshats.
“Repeal of Second Amendment”
Wow, I never heard of that suggestion before. What an original thinker. What would the Seattle Times do without this brilliant affirmative action hire?
If the Founders were perfect and prescient, Obama and his mother would never been allowed back in the country, and Jerry Large would be in a Federal prison.
The Second Amendment is the guarantor of the First Amendment.
Mexico? Heck just go to Chicago.
Before we ATTACK this guy, we should, first, RESPECT him.
For he is saying that the CONSTITUTION does have (at least some) meaning, which puts him at odds with just about EVERY elected Democrat.
As to changing the Constitution to get rid of the Second Amendment, that is EXACTLY what supporters of gun control should do. They should work to get 2/3’s of the House and 2/3’s of the Senate, and then 3/4’s of the states to support his plan.
If he’s able to do all that, which I don’t see happening in my lifetime, so I’m not worried about it (unless Amnesty passes and we have 30 million new Democrat voters).
But if he does manage to change the Constitution, then we conservatives should ACCEPT that, for he played by the rules, and defeated us.
Just as soon as they relinquish their First Amendment rights, then they can come talk to me................
Are these headlines being written by the same media that refuse to cover any of the government abuses of power which are going on constantly? Sorry Jerry but you people lie constantly, distort facts and are not worthy of a second of our consideration when it comes to just about anything.
“Common Sense.” ROTFL! The meaning of that sure has changed big time since I was a kid. It once meant common sense. Now it means, surrender your rights and freedoms to the government. This clown should know better. Hey Mr. “Common Sense”! KMA!!! Too many Americans, BETTER THAN YOU, died for us to have that Second Amendment right.
Yep. 300 million people murdered by governments, 100 million in the last century alone. What could possibly go wrong if we banned guns.
We don't care what you believe Jerry. We have guns and we're going to keep them.
Also, I think the second amendment was written with a view towards organized militia, but personal ownership of firearms was simply never in question. In fact this attitude persisted until very recent times. I read the fascinating picture book, ASSASSINATION! THE BRICK CHRONICLE OF ATTEMPTS ON THE LIVES OF TWELVE US PRESIDENTS by Brendan Powell Smith. "BRICK" refers to the illustrations which are photos of LEGO models.
Anyway, many of these assassins and would be assassins easily bought handguns in e.g. a hardware store. Sarah Jane Moore had a gun confiscated from her by the Secret Service a few days before her attempt on President Ford, and simply went out and bought another one!
I won’t be there when they come for me, I’ll be waiting for his lights to go out for the night at his house.
God gave me my rights. The Constitution just enumerates some of them.
I see a lot of similarities between smug elitists like this guy and fellows like Pol Pot.
I wonder how many realize what people like this are capable of given total power?
I completely support the 30 IQ liberal ape, Jerry Large, showing up at my front porch and trying to confiscate my armory.
No, not even then. The Constitution is intended to limit the power and authority of the government. Using it to limit the rights of the people is turning it upside down. Just because a majority vote enables tyranny is not sufficient reason to go along with it quietly....
See my tagline and 2nd Amendment ping.
My only point, JRP, is that this person is playing by the rules. Needless to say, I will fight like hell against him...and he won’t get anywhere.
But it sure beats what the liberals usually do...which is simply IGNORE the Constitution and pass laws that directly violate it.
Absolutely correct, and AMEN!
It's a shame more conservatives don't get that.