Pro-Clinton College Professor: Repeal Second Amendment

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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 The Second Amendment needs to be repealed because it is outdated, a threat to liberty and a suicide pact.”

By “outdated,” Cohen means that the Framers of the Bill of Rights were unable to conceive of 19th century semi-automatic firearm technology.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And in any case, there is nothing outdated about the underlying principle of the Second Amendment: to prohibit the government from interfering with the ability of people to acquire, possess and develop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.

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  • 13 thoughts on “Pro-Clinton College Professor: Repeal Second Amendment

    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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!

    4. 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 they’ll be back tomorrow with a new scheme to chip away our rights again.

      I’m wondering who the hell this new crop of leftists think they are telling us what peaceable, lawful people can and cannot use to protect themselves on their own land. Or at the feed store or in the park or Walmart. Conservatives are fed up with astonishingly small minded city boys who want us to live our lives as they do. We’re sick to our guts with incompetent politicians who cannot manage their own business but want to manage ours. We were disappointed in 2008. Shocked in 2009. Frightened in 2010. And ever since then, we’ve been filled with rage and hatred of the people who besmirch the working class, waste their tax money, choke businesses that don’t fit the fundamental transformation, e.g., coal, firearms, et al., and import millions of illegal aliens and refugees who murder thousands in this country every year.

      It’s over. No more negotiation. No more talk. From now on conservatives will support their own causes, ignore the rest and let the ballot box speak for them. They’ll never vote for any candidate who even hints that more gun control is the answer to public safety. And if they’re harmed by their government, they’re prepared to protect themselves with force. Thank God the 2nd Amendment ain’t up to “perfesser” Cohen.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. 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 at the militarization of the law enforcement establishment to see this. There is only one answer and that is institutional change shutting down those agencies while building up the private means of defending ourselves.

    8. 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.

      1. 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.

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