On December 28, the Wisconsin Gazette (WG) ran a column claiming “it is long past time to repeal the stupid Second Amendment.”
The Second Amendment has been part of Constitution since 1791. But according to the WG column, the individual right to keep and bear arms did not exist until the Supreme Court’s ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008).
Here’s an excerpt from the column:
The fate of the Second Amendment should have been sealed when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that past rulings by their predecessors were wrong, that in fact, the amendment that provided for a “well regulated militia” really guaranteed every individual the right to own a gun. Wow. That is an interesting reading of the English language. What the Supremes have done is to not only warp the meaning and make it into twisted law, but to further prohibit states and local governments from declaring their places free of legal guns. The conservative court once again [ruled] against the power of states, a principle that used to be associated with darn liberals who wanted to make sure everyone had the right to vote, for example, even though they weren’t properly white enough.
Later in the column, we learn that the “American people are… exhausted by the proliferation of death, of threats, of bloodshed, and [of] the NRA/gun industry moral garbage spewing forth every time someone challenges the ubiquity of guns.”
The solution? “The only logical path… is to repeal [the Second Amendment].”
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