Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I'll bet Obama & Co. have no idea what's wrong

with their statement:
"The president believes the Second Amendment creates an individual right, and he respects the constitutional rights of Americans to bear arms," an official said in an e-mailed statement. "His administration is committed to protecting the rights of hunters and other law-abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport and use guns while stopping firearms traffickers and keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, terrorists and others prohibited from owning them."
For someone who likes to be noted as a 'professor of constitutional law', his belief that the 2nd Amendment 'creates' an individual right is downright scary. Not only is it flatly wrong, but if he believes the amendment creates the right, then he believes another amendment can take away the right. Or, if it's a 'created' right, then it doesn't really have the protection of the rights he actually believes in, whatever they are.

No, we don't trust him. At all.

1 comment:

weambulance said...

Oh yes. That's the one thing that really bothers me in our little fight for gun rights. Everyone invokes 2A so much, and quibbles over the meaning of such, that they start fighting on the enemy's chosen battlefield; namely, that the right was somehow created by the 2A, and can be taken away.

Civil rights are inherent whether our government recognizes them or not. That seems to be forgotten, or skated past, a lot these days. If we argue on their terms, allowing them to choose the question of the debate, then we lose automatically.