Pro-Clinton College Professor: Repeal Second Amendment

Gun Control
Gun Control
NRA - Institute for Legislative Action
NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- At a time when it’s more important than ever to maintain the right of the American people to keep and bear arms for self-defense, law professor David S. Cohen is calling for repeal of the Second Amendment.

“Americans’ rights are in mortal danger,” he says, unless Hillary Clinton is elected president and stacks the Supreme Court with progressive judges.

In the repeatedly discredited rag, Rolling Stone, Cohen writes, “sometimes we just have to acknowledge that the Founders and the Constitution are wrong. This is one of those times. . . . The Second Amendment needs to be repealed because it is outdated, a threat to liberty and a suicide pact.”

By “outdated,” Cohen means that the Framers of the Bill of Rights were unable to conceive of 19th century semi-automatic firearm technology. “When the Second Amendment was adopted in 1791, there were no weapons remotely like the AR-15 assault rifle (sic),” he said.

However, as the late, great Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in the Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, “Just as the First Amendment protects modern forms of communications and the Fourth Amendment applies to modern forms of search, the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding.”

And in any case, there is nothing outdated about the underlying principle of the Second Amendment: to prohibit the government from interfering with the ability of people to acquire, possess and develop proficiency with arms they might one day need to defend themselves and their loved ones.

Cohen’s rant is just one example of an astonishing amount of sheer nonsense that has filled the Internet since the terrorist attack in Orlando. Anti-gun politicians, and so-called opinion columnists and TV talking heads – who pretend to be “experts” on every topic under the sun, but who in reality know virtually nothing about even one topic – are confidently calling the AR-15 an “automatic” weapon, a “military” weapon,” and a “weapon of war,” and telling everyone that the most popular rifle in America should be banned.

Of course, the First Amendment protects the right of pundits to demonstrate that the size of their egos are only matched by the depth of their ignorance on firearms and the Second Amendment. And so it should be.

If history repeats itself, the recent slew of half-baked, culture-war-based, ideologically-motivated, attention-seeking statements against guns will only increase support for the right to arms, and additional support may develop as people increasingly realize that President Obama and Hillary Clinton, who are urging gun bans, are the very politicians most responsible for the rise of overseas terrorist groups who inspire and possibly direct evildoers within our midst.

All the more reason for the American people to protect their right to protect themselves.

About the NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

For more information, please visit: www.nra.org. Be sure to follow the NRA on Facebook at NRA on Facebook and Twitter @NRA.

AmmoLand Join the NRA Banner
AmmoLand says Join the NRA
  • 13
    Leave a Reply

    Please Login to comment
    12 Comment threads
    1 Thread replies
    0 Followers
     
    Most reacted comment
    Hottest comment thread
    12 Comment authors
    Eric_CASaddletrampMarcus Rice2nd AmenderGene Ralno Recent comment authors
      Subscribe  
    Notify of
    Eric_CA
    Guest
    Eric_CA

    Another reason to get out an vote against Hillary.

    Saddletramp
    Guest
    Saddletramp

    Cohen’s argument about the 2nd Amendment is pure bull. In 1791, when the 2nd Amendment was created, the state of the art weapon carried by the ordinary citizen was the flintlock rifle, a great improvement on previous weapons. Today, it is the AR-15. The Founders of this country would recognize this fact

    Marcus Rice
    Guest
    Marcus Rice

    A person could kill just as many people with a hammer if no one was allowed to defend themselves. The best defense against someone with a gun is to use a gun on them

    2nd Amender
    Guest
    2nd Amender

    The attacks will never stop until there are no more attackers!

    These twisted, educated, bull shit artists by and large come from privelege, never having had a bad day in there silver spoon lives!

    Gene Ralno
    Guest
    Gene Ralno

    The problem of course is the American education system itself that sold out to leftist politicians who packed it with like minds. But these bills didn’t fail for lack of intellect. They failed because the people are frightened of their government that’s growing exponentially stronger while feverishly trying to disarm them. As a first step, Feinstein wants to block individuals subject to terrorism investigations in the past five years. Collins would block people on the government’s no-fly list or “extra screening” known as the selectee list. Neither would survive adjudication because both are devoid of due process. But conservatives know… Read more »

    Wild Bill
    Guest
    Wild Bill

    Presuming that Rolling Stone did not manipulate the interview or intentionally misquote him, David S. Cohan is a nobody. The few people that still read Rolling Stone are not the kind that read interviews with law professors. Rolling Stone is desperately trying to stay in business, and that is why they can only get B-movie characters to interview. Why doesn’t RS interview someone like Prof. Joe Olsen from Hamline, who did a lot of the historical legal research and writing for Heller, or John Lott? Now those would be interesting interviews.

    Janek
    Guest
    Janek

    Apparently Semites, Arabic and ‘otherwise’, are now attacking America with both words and weapons. We already knew that would happen but wouldn’t admit it.

    John
    Guest
    John

    “The Founding Fathers would have been shooting already…”

    Darren
    Guest
    Darren

    Most gun rights advocates don’t understand the 2A either. It says militias not LEOs nor the military are needed to keep us free. The flip side of arming the people is disarming the govt. When the govt doesn’t have the power to take our guns (& other rights) we’ll be free. People that advocate civilian guns to counter-balance the government’s weapons are engaging in a dangerous fantasy that is rightly ridiculed. In the US since the government can’t disarm us completely they have armed themselves to the hilt. This has a similar effect as disarming us. One only needs look… Read more »

    Dr. Jim Clary
    Guest
    Dr. Jim Clary

    Cohen does not realize, or care, that the 2nd Amendment is one of the only protections that our Constitution has that prevents the likes of Hitler, Obama, Stalin and Mao from taking over this country and turning it into a dictatorship. If Hitler had not been able to take away the firearms from the Jewish people, perhaps there would not have been a Holocaust.

    Anti-gun Democrats like Cohen, Feinstein, Reid, Pelosi, Clinton, et al are even more dangerous than the worst radical muslims.

    Eric_CA
    Guest
    Eric_CA

    Dr. I was thinking the same thing. One would think that a professor would have basic historical knowledge in regards to Hitler, Stalin, and Mao’s actions would deduct necessity to bare arms.

    TRUTH BE TOLD
    Guest
    TRUTH BE TOLD

    Push come to shove already

    Murphy
    Guest
    Murphy

    The US Senate will vote on 4 amendments to HR 2578 , TODAY ! Call NOW – No New Gun Laws / Secure Border.
    202-225-1141. —->> Dozens of anti gun bills are stacked up waiting , They Will Try to pass by STEALTH !
    See Popvox com.
    https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/highlights