Chicago Tribune: Repeal the 2nd Amendment


tracker

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Repeal the 2nd Amendment

No, we don’t suppose that’s going to happen any time soon. But it should.

The 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is evidence that, while the founding fathers were brilliant men, they could have used an editor.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

If the founders had limited themselves to the final 14 words, the amendment would have been an unambiguous declaration of the right to possess firearms. But they didn’t and it isn’t. The amendment was intended to protect the authority of the states to organize militias. The inartful wording has left the amendment open to public debate for more than 200 years. But in its last major decision on gun rights, in 1939, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously found that that was the correct interpretation.

Chicago Tribune: Repeal the 2nd Amendment
 

FN1910

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It is possible to repeal the second amendment but I am willing to bet the farm that it doesn't happen in my lifetime. It may be nullified by court decisions or laws but will not be repealed.
 

tracker

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This is merely a desperate attempt to justify their pitiful and unconstitutional Gun Ban. What better way to get rid of the proof of your failure than to eliminate the facts----Hell---I was so upset with their STUPIDITY that while posting this on my Blog, I wiped out my 3 previos posts----Now that Chaps My Hide!!!!!!!!!!!
 

HK4U

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They are nothing but a bunch of left wing communist morons. They should take their stinking opinions and move to Red China where they would be more at home.
 

tracker

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They are nothing but a bunch of left wing communist morons. They should take their stinking opinions and move to Red China where they would be more at home.

Now---Tell us how you really feel----HaHaHa---I had to say that " Lord I Apologize"
 

festus

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You forgot a few words

They are nothing but a bunch of left wing communist morons. They should take their stinking opinions and move to Red China where they would be more at home.
Hopeless, clueless, spineless, brainless, Quiche eating, birkenstock wearing, tree hugging, self righteous do-gooders whose liives are so screwed up the insist on wrecking ours so they won't feel so bad...
 

toreskha

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HAHAHA....I'd like to park a giant billboard truck outside of their office, taunting them.

Read it and weep...2A lives on! :-D
 

tracker

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Hopeless, clueless, spineless, brainless, Quiche eating, birkenstock wearing, tree hugging, self righteous do-gooders whose liives are so screwed up the insist on wrecking ours so they won't feel so bad...

festus---I am shocked---Not at your wording ( Knowing that your such an easy going guy), but at the duration of time it took for you to jump on this post!!!---( Tracker leaps behind couch, covers with blanket, and awaits Incoming Mortar Rounds)
 

HK4U

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I had to

Hopeless, clueless, spineless, brainless, Quiche eating, birkenstock wearing, tree hugging, self righteous do-gooders whose liives are so screwed up the insist on wrecking ours so they won't feel so bad...


[/I]stop before I got angry but those might have been my next words.
 

boris

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hk,

the tree hugging bit reminds me of a certain person we used to work with..... time to absorb energy ! ;]
 

Scarecrow

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let's just move the city of chicago to california or something.. let the retarded commies have that state.. it's going to fall in the ocean anyway...
 

HK4U

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Here is what the Second Amendment Foundation had to say.


NEWS RELEASE
SAF CALLS CHICAGO TRIBUNE PLEA TO REPEAL 2A ‘UNCONSCIONABLE’

BELLEVUE, WA – The Chicago Tribune’s call for repeal of the Second Amendment following the historic Heller Decision is an “unconscionable attack on the entire Bill of Rights and the freedoms it protects,” the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

In an editorial published on the day after the Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 ruling, the newspaper called the Second Amendment an “anachronism” that should be repealed. The newspaper supported its argument by falsely claiming that a 1939 case, U.S. v Miller, established the amendment as a “collective right” that applied only to service in some type of militia.

“The Chicago Tribune’s editors have demonstrated an appalling short-sightedness,” said SAF founder Alan Gottlieb. “If they are so willing to abandon one civil right for an entire class of American citizens, what’s next? Perhaps they would strip some citizens of their First Amendment rights to free speech or religion. Heaven help us should the Chicago Tribune editorial board one day decide that they don’t care for the editorial slant of their competitors at the Sun-Times, and call for a restriction on that newspaper’s freedom of the press.

“Once you make it acceptable to destroy one civil right,” Gottlieb observed, “it does not take a very big leap to embrace limitations on, or the abolition of, another civil right.

“Not once, in all the years that gun rights organizations have been vilified in the editorial columns of the Tribune and other newspapers did anyone from the firearms community suggest we should repeal the First Amendment,” he stated. “Unlike elitist newspaper editors, gun owners understand that the Bill of Rights is an all-or-nothing document, not a civil rights buffet from which we can pick and choose the rights we want to enjoy and those for which we have no stomach.

“We have always known the Second Amendment affirmed an individual civil right, and a truly objective reading of history by the Chicago Tribune would – if they had any notion of objectivity – lead them to the same conclusion,” Gottlieb concluded. “A generation of parents and grandparents of those now writing such nonsense in the Tribune risked, and all too frequently lost their lives to defend all of the freedoms enumerated in the Bill of Rights. The Tribune editors may as well just spit on their graves.”

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Ruger Lady

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The Second Amendment Foundation couldn't have said it better. The article by the Tribune angered me just as much as it did others here but it also scared me. To see how these people think. and what they are willing to do, is scary.That is why we must remember that the fight hasn't ended.
 

kwo51

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well look who is paying their pay checks.If we could look at the obama backers you would see they are the same.Socialist
 

tattedupboy

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Is anyone all that surprised that a newspaper in Chicago would write an editorial such as this? I would be equally unsurprised if such editorials popped up in other known hoplophobic areas such as PRNYC, PRNJ, PRHI, PRCA, etc.
 

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