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    'the Second Amendment is an anachronism'

    Fmr. Obama Senior Adviser Calls for Gun Confiscation ‘Similar to the One Australia Instituted’
    Dan Pfeiffer says 'the Second Amendment is in many ways an anachronism'



    "The Democratic gun control strategy fails because it is defined by this poverty of ambition—the determination never to look beyond fear of political repercussions," he wrote, going on to propose a series of unprecedented actions to curtail gun rights in America.

    Pfeiffer justified his position, not by calling for a repeal of the Second Amendment as some recently have done, but rather, by saying the Second Amendment does not actually protect an individual's right to own a gun.

    "The interpretation of the Second Amendment that prevails on the far right today was reverse-engineered to pander to fantasists," he wrote.

    He rested his case on his broad criticism of the District of Columbia v. Heller Supreme Court decision, but he said, regardless, the Second Amendment is outmoded.

    "The Second Amendment is in many ways an anachronism, framed before the age of drones and cruise missiles, when a well-armed civilian militia have actually been capable of turning back a foreign invasion," Pfeiffer wrote. "Times change. This is not Red Dawn. You are not Patrick Swayze. Chill out."

    While some have argued the Second Amendment was only intended for defense against foreign invaders, the interpretation has not held up in the Supreme Court. Instead, the Court has interpreted "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms" literally. Nonetheless, the former Obama advisor is confident that retaking the courts will let Democrats move beyond the "ridiculous" precedent regarding the Second Amendment.


    Seems to work in the middle east still ......
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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    Seems to work in the middle east still ......
    That retaking the court thing might be a high bar, no house, no senate, no president... no chance at all of doing it with their good looks. Their only real chance is a coup, I can picture a minivan full of libs throwing handfuls of quinoa hoping for an allergic reaction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin99 View Post
    Their only real chance is a coup, I can picture a minivan full of libs throwing handfuls of quinoa hoping for an allergic reaction.
    You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -Frank Zappa

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    There are many opinions of Donald Trump but one thing is certain.

    His appointment of Neil Gorsuch saved the United States Constitution.

    Hopefully he get another pick when Ruth Ginsberg's senility is recognised and she is removed.
    We all saw what Obama appointed (2 Dykes) and it is pretty certain Hillary would have appointed another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hijinx View Post
    His appointment of Neil Gorsuch saved the United States Constitution.

    Hopefully he get another pick when Ruth Ginsberg's senility is recognised and she is removed.


    Rumor has it, Trump will get to appoint 2 more Justices to the court in the next 3 yrs
    Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
    - Robert J. Hanlon.

    “There is a deeply anti-democratic undercurrent to much of the criticism of the new president, borne aloft by an assumption that democracy is too important to be left to the voters.”

    And if a statue can oppress you, then I submit that you have greater issues. - A West.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hijinx View Post
    There are many opinions of Donald Trump but one thing is certain.

    His appointment of Neil Gorsuch saved the United States Constitution.

    Hopefully he get another pick when Ruth Ginsberg's senility is recognised and she is removed.
    We all saw what Obama appointed (2 Dykes) and it is pretty certain Hillary would have appointed another one.
    The Notorious RBG needs to retire, but I suspect she will pass away in office. Kennedy is talking retirement though.

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