Skip to comments."Time for Leagues to Do Something About Players With Guns" (Abolish 2nd amendment)
Posted on 12/01/2008 4:47:31 PM PST by GreaterSwiss
Now, let's not start screaming about the Second Amendment. To begin with, the amendment should be abolished -- a sensible interpretation of the amendment is that it was written to allow the people to raise a militia for protection and to hunt for food. Clearly no one needs to raise a militia these days, and those who hunt for a living can be licensed to do so.
It would be nice if President-elect Obama had the time to focus his energies on repeal of the Second Amendment, but he first has to deal with a broken economy and the incredibly wrong-headed war started by his predecessor. What's more, the issue of gun rights causes almost as much screaming from the right as abortion rights, the irony being that those yelling the loudest about the right to life are usually those yelling almost as loud about their right to carry weapons that kill.
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Nine complete false premises in 2 paragraphs... It must be some kind of record.
Spoken like a true slave of the poverty pimps.
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Does this liberal moron, who makes Franken seems like a mental giant, get paid for this anti-American, Obama-pandering swill ???
I say abolish the 1st amendment that gives them the freedom to publish this nonsense. /s
translation: please be good lil slaves ad turn in your guns so that the government slave masters don’t need to get hurt taking all that is rightfully yours.
This idiot sportswriter Feinstein sounds like he’s trying to outdo idiot Olberman.
Yo! Feinstein. Who’s going to disarm me? You?
I canceled my subscription to the Washington Post last week. I’m so happy.
I must have missed the "hunt for food" part?
"Clearly no one needs to raise a militia these days,"
Oh really? Says who?
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." --Thomas Jefferson, Draft Virginia Constitution (1776)
"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." --James Madison, The Federalist Papers No. 46
After the last election, the need for a militia has become very real.
Leagues have NO business meddling in the laws of a state. Leagues also have NO business violating the constitutional rights of people within their organizations, imho.
The league should expel that idiot because he broke the law of the state he was in and **had been briefed on** previously. IOW, he had no excuse.
How about we rid the NFL of thugs? I realize that would be about half the league but it is past time we quit pretending. Then take all those thugs and place Mr Fienstein among them in their home turf without a weapon.
It is just this sort of thinking that clearly demonstrates that we may need to raise a militia very soon. Not just ot protect us form the foreign aggressor, but also from the enemy within that tyrannize us by taking away our guns and then...?
The irony of a writer railing against one of the 10 amendments that make up the Bill of Rights is delicious.
...what about the VERY LAX procedures on licensing the operations of vehicles that can [and do] kill more citizens more frequently than guns?
Bump for later.
Moron. Public school product, no doubt.
Why are so many sports “journalists” such complete brain-dead moonbats? Besides the notorious Olberman, so extreme even other moonbats mock him, there is the truly despicable Bryant Gumbel. The latter put in the single most disgraceful performance in the history of broadcast journalism on the morning of 9-11-01, continuing to insist that the attack was not not deliberate even after the second plane hit, and browbeating traumatized eyewitnesses who dared to suggest otherwise. Fortunately, even the networks could not stomach his arrogance forever and he was eventually reduced to narrating UFO propaganda on the Sci-Fi Channel before a pathetic attempt at a comeback in sports, which he naturally ruined with his big mouth.
There is a bad sickness loose in this country and the journalism/advertising/entertainment continuum, the media-industrial complex, is the focus of most of it.
If the majority of today’s public hadn’t been fed a steady diet of this trip in school, with virtually no counter, this idiot wouldn’t be able to get away with publishing such outright lies.
I’m just going to guess that Feinstein didn’t suggest that the NFL stop allowing hoodrats into the league or preventing players from going to strip clubs and night clubs during the season.
And I’m guessing that he isn’t going to suggest that there be instituted some kind of One Strike policy for criminals in the NFL (would might otherwise be in jail already if not for their physical gifts and NFL security bailing them out of criminal situations).
Actually, there's never been a better time to raise a militia.
“What’s more, the issue of gun rights causes almost as much screaming from the right as abortion rights, the irony being that those yelling the loudest about the right to life are usually those yelling almost as loud about their right to carry weapons that kill.”
I’ve heard this argument, in several variations (death penalty, etc.), from lefties over the years. The fundamental (no pun intended) flaw is always the same: they create the false argument that an unborn child is morally equivalent to whatever it is they are criticizing.
It is patently absurd to say that wanting legal protections for an unborn innocent is somehow equivalent with owning and (if necessary) using a firearm to protect oneself against harm to life and limb.
It was also needed for citizens to be able to protect themselves, their families, their homes, and their property from those who would take what is not theirs or cause them harm. (Most of those who would do so are known today as Obama's voterbase).
Suggesting that the gun grab is a needed effort, this fool doesn't walk the streets of New York or Washington D.C. at night, I'm sure.
To his credit, at least he attacks the 2nd Amendement openly, instead of trying to give a different interpretation that is opposite of the intent. Other liberals usually take the latter route.
Whoops - truncated my last post - here’s what I meant to post:
It is patently absurd to say that wanting legal protections for an unborn innocent is somehow equivalent with a convicted 1st degree murderer facing execution. And it’s just beyond the pale to suggest owning and (if necessary) using a firearm to protect oneself against harm to life and limb is somehow in contradiction with being pro-life.
sorry for the goof, folks.
To begin with, the amendment should be abolished — a sensible interpretation of the amendment is that it was written to allow the people to raise a militia for protection and to hunt for food. Clearly no one needs to raise a militia these days, and those who hunt for a living can be licensed to do so.”
Clearly, Feinstein is an idiot and a wuss. Sensibilities such as his will lead to tyranny.
George Washington: “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people’s liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them [guns] by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference [crime]. When firearms go, all goes,
we need them every hour.” (Address to 1st session of Congress)
to post a piece of crap like this w/o a major hurl alert borders on criminal.
“”No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The
strongest reason for the people to retain their right to
keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect
themselves against tyranny in government.””
If he said this today, Jefferson would be placed on an FBI watchlist and probably get a visit from the ATF.
Beginning January 20, 2009 you will get a bellyfull of it, my FRiend.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
That’s a good question and I haven’t the slightest idea. You’d think sports “jounalists” would stick to the thing they at least claim to know something about. A good number of them aren’t even proficient at that but when they write on other subjects they expose their stupidity.
The sheer stupidity of that statement is beyond belief.
And, the fact that it was written in regards to a damned football player...a football player, people, is equally astounding.
We are surrounded by idiots, from the damned fool that wrote the above pap, to the breathtakingly witless fools that actually think the actions of a damned football player actually rise to the level of argument about the viability of the US Constitution and our Bill of Rights.
We ain't going to hell in a hand basket...we are already there.
America, I weep for your future.
One thing that President Obama will probably succeed in doing is officially end the Cuban embargo, and, in return, Cuba will allow its athletes to become professionals on the worldwide stage. Tons of Cuban boxers and Cuban baseball players would go professional.
Funny thing is, for a “sports journalist” he misses the point that outdoor sports like Deer Hunting or Duck Hunting are on the major cable networks, and target shooting is a Olympic Sport.
Leftists run sports media, make no mistake about it, when ESPN is running Obama stories, you know the gig is up.
Furthermore, when a “journalist” strays afield into a political topic, they should at least have the barest minimum of knowledge as to the subject matter they are writing articles about, alas, he does not even pass that low bar.
I wish he had the time to do that, too. It would take up his time on an impossible task and take away time that he could be screwing up something else.
Why, has the threat of tyranny grown more remote in the last 219 years? I hadn't noticed.
No words can describe all that’s wrong with this man and his thought processes.
Thank G_d he’s nothing more than a simple sports commentator and has no power to enforce his will on us lesser beings.
a sensible interpretation of the amendment is that it was written to allow the people to raise a militia for protection and to hunt for food
Why are all “journalist” MORONS?
If the 2nd Adment was about hunting the very intelligent and common sense writers of the Constitutuon would have used the term hunter in it. They did not. They did not because unlike what the idiot write suggests it was not about hunting food. The entire Constitution was written to PROTECT THE PEOPLE FROM THE GOVERNMENT. There for the founders wanted the CITIZENS, not the Government’s National Guard or Army or Navy to have the RIGHT to bear arms.
You make a great point about sports that entail the use of firearms, he probably doesn’t consider those sports to be legimate ones.
He tries to give the 2nd amendment a different interpretation too.
Who is John Feinstein and why is he so stoopid??????
Better get used to it, y’all. Childish thinkers like this feel they have a mandate following zero’s election. It’s just going to get worse.
Agenda driven drivel.
Mega Barf-o-rama Alert!!!