The video above ties itself in rhetorical knots to prove that the right to keep and bear arms mooted by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution was not – and is not – restricted to members of a militia. Well duh. A militia needs a right to keep and bear arms like a politician needs a right to be a pompous ass. Or an anti-gunner needs a right to ignore common sense (while claiming it for his or her own). Yes, there is that. The antis believe that . . .
removing guns from law-abiding civilians reduces crime in the same sense that children believe in Santa Claus: by listening to lying authority figures, associating with fellow believers and misinterpreting or ignoring all contrary data. The Second Amendment’s militia clause could be clearer; several states left it out of their constitutions. But gun control advocates couldn’t be more dense. Their anti-gun policies will reduce human suffering when reindeer can fly.
At the risk of sounding like Scrooge, I score that militia clause one, Santa Claus zero.