Speaking on April 22, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the Boston Marathon bombing forces us to change our interpretation of the constitution. He cited the left’s success to date in eroding the 2nd Amendment as giving him confidence such re-interpretation is possible.
Bloomberg focused on how reinterpretation will allow us to trade more of our privacy for “a level of security greater than [we] did back in the olden days.” This means more surveillance measures on buildings and cross streets, or, as Bloomberg put it, “more cameras and that kind of stuff.”
He used the example of the 2nd Amendment to bolster these things, hoping recent pushes to change it from a right that’s absolute to right that’s not proves we can re-interpret the constitution as needed: “The Supreme Court has recognized that you have to have different interpretations of the Second Amendment and what it applies to and reasonable gun laws.”
He said we simply have to rethink things if we want “to live with reasonable levels of security.”
Bloomberg’s argument may be a hard sell since millions of Americans have yet to change their interpretation of the 2nd Amendment. Outside of Bloomberg’s sheltered existence behind armies of guards who use guns to keep him safe 24/7, Americans are buying guns and ammo at a record pace to defend their lives and the lives of their families, as our Founding Fathers intended.