“Shall not be unreasonably infringed.”

If you dont read anything else today, go read this.

Yet, notice the pertinent language of the Second Amendment: “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” In stark contrast to the Fourth Amendment, the Second Amendment does not say gun rights “shall not be unreasonably infringed.” Reasonableness has nothing to do with the matter, nor does crisis management. How could they? The Second Amendment aims to maintain the people’s power of self-defense, including against the government. Since that is the point of the right, nothing could be more unreasonable than to allow its restriction by the government.

Chuck Schumer wants govt to have “emergency powers” over the 2nd amendment via use of the 4th amendment that allows for you to not need a warrant during an ’emergency’.

I think his legal argument here is ridiculous. Even if he got his way this would only lead to enforcement in a very, very limited time frame… i.e. a traffic stop where an officer disarms you or an arrest where you must be brought before a court within 48 hrs.

Rather, I think this is an effort to re-frame the debate. An effort to bring into the conversation the phrase of ‘Emergency powers’ with the end goal being convincing the masses of the idea that the President can use “emergency powers” coupled with the “epidemic” of gun violence that is now a “public health crisis” to erase the right to keep and bear arms.

These are dangerous times.

  1. A caller to C – Span asked why we are not seeing Republican House members on the floor speaking in Opposition to the anti- gun lobby. He got NO Answer.
    ALL current bills are – DEFECTIVE – HR 1217 + HR 1076 + NRA ( compromise bill ) ALL strip FREEDOM from Americans . KEEP Calling !!!
    Congress 202-225-3121 , ask for State Rep.

    NRA – Tell Chris Cox , NO More Compromise on ‘ Due Process ‘ or any other Rights ……. NRA needs a Wake-Up Call !! 703-267-1141

  2. Well Lincoln used these powers to trample the Constitution and imprison 50,000 people without trial. Why shouldn’t Obama do the same?

    Besides some folks are better than the rest of you serfs.

    1. Abe also destroyed 300 printing presses that dared to express their feellings against his tyranny. One of his most heinous acts was to imprison Francis Scott Key’s grand nephew, a Maryland legislator, in…wait for it, Fort McHenry!

  3. I really don’t care what the politicians say or what laws they pass, my rights are my rights and I’ll defend them with my life. They’re going to have to be willing to sacrifice some of their lives to try and take them. MOLON LABE

  4. There’s nothing at all unreasonable or unconstitutional about infringing on an individual’s ability to gun down and murder multiple police officers with an assault weapon.

    1. Murder is Already illegal , remember Skippy ?

      ” If you’re gonna be stupid , you better be tough, stupid hurts “

  5. Conioatulatgrns, I have dreamt that you win, but now I’m super happy I wish you also all the best for tomorrow Hope you will also jump that great next week in Lillehammer, it’s only 6 days Ha en fin kveld og hilsen fra Salzburg

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