(National Sentinel) Unconstitutional: Apparently to Left-wing Democrats, the words “shall not be infringed” contained in the Second Amendment don’t mean what they say. That’s why they continue to push for and pass new and stricter gun control measures.
But then, the reason why pro-gun organizations file lawsuits against such rules is that they believe “shall not be infringed” does mean what it says. That’s why the NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) have filed suit against Washington state’s newest gun control measures passed by ballot initiative during the midterm elections, results which Democrats in the state did not contest.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, the measure “successfully outlawed the sale of semiautomatic rifles to adults under the age of 21, instituted a requirement that those who wish to purchase a handgun sign a waiver allowing police to search their private medical records, mandated a 10-day waiting period for all semiautomatic rifle purchases, and instituted a number of additional gun-control measures.”
“The NRA is committed to restoring the Second Amendment rights of every law-abiding Washingtonian,” Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, said in a statement. “I-1639 violates the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens and puts people at risk. This lawsuit is the first step in the fight to ensure that Washingtonians are free to exercise their fundamental right to self-defense.”
He’s right, of course. These new restrictions very much violate the wording and intent of the Second Amendment.
But as Democrats celebrate this blatant attack on a fundamental constitutional right, they are also fervently defending CNN White House correspondent and chief presidential harasser Jim Acosta’s ‘right’ to continue to have access to President Donald Trump — a defense that was bolstered on Friday when a federal court ruled the White House violated Acosta’s Fifth Amendment right to “due process” when it revoked his hard press pass.
These two events may not seem related but they very much are. Looking at what voters in Washington state just approved, it’s worth noting that Democrats would never support a measure or rules that infringed upon the First Amendment in the way they allow infringement upon the Second Amendment.
They would never support a law or provision that:
— Required a permit to publish a book, article, newspaper, or website;
— Called on the government to ‘certify’ that people were mentally capable of assembling or speaking freely;
— Implemented a 10-day waiting period before people could respond to a verbal threat;
— Allowed people to engage in only certain kinds or forms of speech.
Granted, the Left has attempted to limit what we say with the adoption of so-called “hate speech” laws, but overall they defend the First Amendment like their lives depend on it, but have no such zeal to defend the Second.
To us, there can be no “reasonable restrictions” on guns or firearms ownership because of the very plain language in the Constitution. The Second Amendment does not say “…shall not be infringed unless…”
The same is true with the First Amendment. If we were being true to it, there wouldn’t be any hate speech — there would be only speech.
It’s not clear if the lawsuit filed by the NRA and SAF will ultimately be successful, though it has a chance if the case goes all the way to the Supreme Court given POTUS Donald Trump’s high court nominations thus far.
But what is clear is that the Left would never accept the kind of restrictions on the First Amendment they clamor for when it comes to the Second.
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