Way back in 1991 Warren Burger, the conservative former chief justice, stunned conservatives and gave a boost the gun control organizations when he blasted the Second Ammendment.
In 1991, the conservative former chief justice, Warren Burger, launched a broadside against the document that for 30 years on the Supreme Court, it was his job to interpret.
“If I were writing the Bill of Rights now,” he said in an interview on the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, “there wouldn’t be any such thing as the Second Amendment” He said. He called the Second Amendment “one of the greatest pieces of fraud—I repeat the word ‘fraud’—on the American public by special-interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime.” Clearly he was too old to be sitting on the bench.
This, of course, gave massive amounts of ammo to Gun-control advocacy groups who to this very day use those words any time they wish to do battle with the NRA, or any red blooded American who loves firearms as much as they love baseball and apple pie. But no matter how many times they try, the push for tighter controls on our firearms has stalled time and time again. They can have our damn firearms when they pry them from our our cold dead hands. There will never be a serious effort to repeal the Second Amendment. Not under Trump, who has been busy making America great again.
In the past decade a number of new groups have been created to combat the take on the NRA and our long standing love for firearms. Some of them are in response to a specific mass shooting or when a snowflake looses their grip on reality. There must be hundreds if not thousands of such groups, but none of them have ever mounted any serious attempt to change the Second Amendment. There are more firearms than citizens, and that’s exactly that way Americana likes things.
Congress hasn’t passed any reals gun-control measure since the Brady Bill nearly a twenty-five years ago, and the main part of that law—a ban on so-called assault weapons—lapsed in 2004. Nice try, please try again. In 2013 under born in Africa President Obama, the snowflakes appointed enator Joe Manchin of West Virginia to make their last serious attempt at taking our guns away from us. He even campaigned using an ad where he loaded a rifle and shot a bullet through legislation. Just like all of the others, Manchin’s background-check bill died a slow and painful death.
Like the other additions to the Constitution in the Bill of Rights, the exact wording of the Second Amendment was created only after much debate. Mr. James Madison gave thought to ideas and proposals from state ratifying conventions, and leaned heavily on the declaration of rights from his home state of Virginia. But the language ratified in 1791 is indisputable:
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.
Did the amendment mean to protect state militias, or did it grant a much broader right “to keep and bear arms” for every individual? Clearly it was meant for all Americans to be able to protect themselves.
Writing for a 5-4 Supreme Court majority, Justice Antonin Scalia—the conservative who filled the vacancy created by Warren Burger’s 1986 retirement—authored the decision in District of Columbia v. Heller that interpreted the Second Amendment as granting an individual the right to bear arms. The ruling struck down D.C.’s handgun ban and provided a landmark victory in the decades-long push by the conservative legal community and gun-rights supporters. This still stands today.
Nothing is going to take away our rights to fire arms – No group is powerful enough, and if they tried they would be met with a lot of resistance at all levels!