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The Second Amendment’s idiosyncratic and anachronistic focus on militias and “arms” degrades the concept of self-defense. The right to safeguard one’s life should not be conflated with or reduced to the right to use a weapon, especially a weapon that is so much more likely to inflict injury and death than to avoid it. Far better would be an amendment that guarantees a meaningful right to bodily autonomy and obligates the government to implement reasonable measures to protect public health and safety:

All people have the right to bodily autonomy consistent with the right of other people to the same, including the right to defend themselves against unlawful force and the right of self-determination in reproductive matters. The government shall take reasonable measures to protect the health and safety of the public as a whole.

— Mary Anne Franks in Redo The First Two Amendments

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166 COMMENTS

  1. Insanity, politically correct nonsense. Exactly what you expect from a close minded small minded communist, which 80% of the university consist of.

  2. Please do this I will argue by taking a share of my wages and therefore my time paying taxes violates ny body’s autonomy.

    Then again abortion violates an unborn childs bodily autonomy as well.

    • My first reaction –

      Take away everyone’s natural right to defend their person by force of arms if necessary and enshrine a right to kill unborn babies.

      I would hate to see what changes she thinks should be made to the First Amendment. Probably includes something about “no trigger words” and “preferred pronouns.”

      • I think that’s the intent but I think the execution is poor.

        Hard to beat the founders and the doc they created. Far from perfect but definitely not easy to replicate in terms of quality.

        As I said, it does nothing to establish the unborn do not have their own bodily automy.

        Also what constitutes reasonable measures? I mean look at the multiple cases where the supreme court says that the government can just basically let someone kill you via their negligence because they don’t have to protect individuals.

      • The Bill of Rights was deliberately about listing the things government may NOT do, resulting in a list of commands which any “C” average eighth grader can easily understand. So this self-important doofus thinks we should rewrite it so that it takes 20 years of education beyond unquestioning acceptance of “critical race theory” and “1619 project” before you could have a clue WTF it’s talking about. Fortunately, though I doubt she understands it, the way to put this in place is either to pass an Amendment replacing Amendments 1 and 2, or to go to the streets and fight to kill and die to overthrow the current government, neither of which I’d imagine she intends to participate in.

        • “The French ha a better solution in the 18th century”

          And look what happened to those so quick to put others under the blade.

          Robespierre was a good example of that… 😉

      • I always maintain that those who deny us our right to arms should perish by the regulated use of those arms. Thus when they merit death by execution the means should lways be the old school firing squad. No hood, facing the firing line. Let the very thing tjey tried to deny honest citizens be the means to their own end.

        That said, her crime does not rise to the level of capital punishment. Close, but not there. Unless her crime could rise to the level of trason, but by just pounding out words on her keyboard she is not yet engaged in active overthrow of the government, nor of making war on any state or part thereof.

        Now, shen she begins to stump for making her insane ideas into law, things change. So far she’s just blathering. Insanely but ther eis no crime in that. She DOES yet have her rights under the First Artile of Ammendment.

  3. Leftists love to rewrite and ignore the Constitution. That is why the REAL First and Second Amendments are so important. Don’t like our Constitution? Then M-O-V-E to a country where there isn’t one. Then write about that “paradise”… Maybe your lefty friends will join you…

    • Nice point. They ignore the constitution we have, what makes anyone think they would observe their own, new and improved, rewritten constitution? They would ignore that as well, just as soon as they decided to. They are consistent – about as consistent as the stuff you find in Baby’s diaper.

      • Historically many left countries did not feel like they had to follow their own laws and constitutions.

        Eventually the laws were codified to match the new reality.

    • They couldn’t get the ERA Equal Rights Amendment passed after 27 years (1972-2019) of trying. Changing the Constitution is a long and arduous process. Fortunately the Founding Patriots set the Republic up that way.

      • Correct. And that puts the lie to the constant drumbeat about how “90 % of Americans believe this or that”, since if that were true an Amendment could be easily passed in much less than a year.
        The Equal Rights Amendment did not pass because the American people did not want it passed. It was a decision about what kind of nation we wished to be, and I think it was decided correctly. Although, if it had gone the other way, I could have supported the result as the will of the people, although many of its supporters still do not accept defeat.

  4. More human beings are killed each year, by several orders of magnitude, in the womb by abortion than are killed using guns, accidentally, intentionally, or otherwise.

    Also, I want no part of a government that is powerful enough to effect a charge to “protect the health and safety of the public as a whole.” I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery.

    Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem

    – Thomas Jefferson

    If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.

    – Samuel Adams

    • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”
      – Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787

      “…the ultimate authority, wherever the derivative may be found, resides in the people alone…”
      – James Madison, Federalist No. 46, January 29, 1788

      “The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
      – Samuel Adams, Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788

      “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”
      – Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Constitution, Draft 1, 1776

    • I also wonder at the rate of stillbirths and babies dying before 1 year of age because of maternal drug use. Many drug using pregnant women will not go for prenatal health checkups because they are scared they will be forced to quit – our family is involved in fostering a baby from a mother like that – the baby will be fine, but he is not fat and healthy as he should be.

  5. It isn’t just the 2nd amendment Professor Franks wants to re-write but the 1st amendment as well. It’s all very woke meaning it’s really just psycho-babble. Fortunately, the founders made altering our basic rights difficult enough that these have no chance of ever becoming the law of the land.

  6. “Far better would be an amendment that guarantees a meaningful right to bodily autonomy…”

    This is an ad for abortion and has nothing to do with guns. If these people truly believed in bodily autonomy then there would not be so much push to mandate Covid shots or masks. The only reason for things like this to exist is through their frustration in their inability to get rid of the 2nd Amendment.

    • Yep, the first thing that popped in my head when I read ‘bodily autonomy’ was ‘so then he’s opposed I vaccine mandates’.

      • No, he’s pro-abortion and pro drug use and likely pro-pedophile as well.

        If you refuse to take the Jab, you are a danger to yourself and others. Your “Rights” can interfere with someone else’s rights, so it to the concentration camp with you.

      • Of course not. Hence this: “The government shall take reasonable measures to protect the health and safety of the public as a whole.”

        He’s just another petty tyrant.

        As much as it would hurt me and mine I kinda hope for a totalitarian right-wing regime just to see how many of these left-wing fascists would simply simp to the state for the states sake, how many would unironically not see their hypocrisy in opposing one fascist entity while supporting another and how many would see the light and move to support liberty for all.

        I imagine the percentages would break something like 80%, 15% and 5% respectively.

        • Shire-man Don’t hold your breath waiting for that “totalitarian right-wing regime”. You see we Conservatives will never be totalitarian.

  7. ‘Reasonable measures’? Ban the penis so rape can no longer occur? Ban door locks so the police can more effectively save you from criminals? Install cameras in every home so that the police can watch over you?

    ‘Reasonable measures’ sounds like it can mean anything the .gov wants it to mean.

    • JWM,

      Yes! Reasonable measures:

      Got a spare bedroom, we are going to move a family of illegal immigrants in there.

      We heard you cough and are scheduling you to take some experimental meds.

      You have more money than you need in your checking. We are taking half of the delta to use for public safety.

  8. As I have been saying for many years now. The Liberals and the Left, have never supported the 1st amendment. They have never supported a person’s right to practice their religion. They have never supported the right to peaceful assembly. They have never supported the right to free speech. And they have never supported the right to keep and bear ARMS.

    They just want to the government to provide you with great sex, (free abortions, free sex change operations, men in the woman’s bathroom, free STD treatment) and free drugs, (free crystal meth, free pot, etc.), and no person accountability. See San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and NYC. And that is the primary concern of Libertarians.

      • Even the atheists now are saying there are other atheists who worship the government. And they say they have created their own religion.

        • Atheism is not a religion.

          Atheism is just not believing in the claim of a God or gods, because no one has presented credible evidence of their existence.

        • I’m an atheist, and I agree completely! And we should all keep in mind that “the first thing you do is kill all the lawyers!”

        • MinorIQ,

          Wow, really????? You figured that out, all by yourself??? Wow, you are indeed a galaxy brain!!

          It is called “faith” you lackwit, because it is a proposition which is BOTH inherently unprovable AND inherently unfalsifiable . . . hence, “faith”. One would have thought an alleged “intellectual” would have come to the party knowing that, but, then, it is YOU we’re mocking here, so . . . .

          And, since atheism is EQUALLY unprovable and unfalsifiable, if you claim to be an atheist, you are gulty of exactly the same logical lacunae as the ‘true believers’ you decry.

          Try actual ratiocination, for a change. Oops, sorry, that’s like asking a short man to dunk on a 12′ hoop. Well, then go on being you . . . at least that’s something you are ‘good’ at, I suppose. Vapid, wanking, insipid nonsense has a place as long as you are around.

        • Atheism’s relationship to the 3000 religions,
          is the same that the “Off” button is for the television.

    • No, it is not. No Libertarian supports the government giving out free drugs, they just feel that if you can afford them, you should be able to make your own choices.

      • You need to stay informed Mr Libertarian. How come is it, that I know this and you don’t???

        1. “De Blasio opening first legal shooting galleries for drug users in the US”

        https://nypost.com/2021/11/30/de-blasio-opening-supervised-injection-sites-for-drug-users-in-nyc/

        2. “New York City Is Funding America’s First Official Safe Injection Site for Drug Users”

        https://reason.com/2021/11/30/new-york-city-is-funding-americas-first-official-safe-injection-site-for-drug-users/

      • rt66paul. I have a red hot news flash for you. A) Libertarian is just another name for Leftists. B) Libertarians are all for “legalization” of controlled substances, including marijuana.
        I might behoove you to learn before you put your fingers to the keyboard.

        • I consider myself right of centre, but Portugal pointed the way!
          BEEN SAYING THIS FOR YEARS!
          The “War On Drugs” is just bullshit.

          All kudos to the smart and proactive people in Portugal who decriminalised EVERYTHING.
          I believe that EVERYTHING should not only be decriminalised, but LEGALISED. I’ve been saying this for years. Just sell it at the chemist’s like pain meds. If the state does NOT try to profit from their sale by adding excessive taxation, there is NO NEED FOR DEALERS ANYMORE!!! THE WAR ENDS PEACEFULLY!

          Stuff like panadol (marijuana) – no worries (even sell this in grocery stores like cigarettes). Medium stuff – limited quantities per pack and only available from pharmacists. And doctor’s script for the dangerous stuff. 🙂

          That way purity and quantity can be standardised like any other foodstuff.

          The Millions and Billions spent on fighting “crime”, could then, like Portugal, be diverted to doctors and counselling services, where drug use has GONE DOWN.

          Hell, you could even put a nutrition panel on the box. 😃

        • Alf Lacis Well, Alf, I have news for you. Surrendering to drugs as some countries have done is not the answer. Drugs are demeaning and strip people of their abilities. The only solution is to keep fighting against the drug dealers and their ilk. The addicts are pawns and victims of these criminals. People such as you fail to see this. Unfortunately. Addiction creates an underclass that is incapable of functioning in society. Your legalization scheme only perpetuates that. Counseling does not work until the ADDICT is willing to “take the cure” and even then it does not often work with any permanency or consistency. It’s like those idiots that think that you can change sex offenders with the “sex offender program” and that one does not work at all; better than 90% of both addicts and sex offenders repeat. For you wannabe sociologists, it’s called recidivism. I’ve seen this pretty close to 50-60 thousand times. You see, I was not only a police officer but was a Corrections Sergeant in the NYS DOCCS. IT’s time for you wannabe sociologists to accept reality.

  9. Well now all he has to do is get it passed with 2/3 vote in both houses of Congress and ratified by 38 states.

    Good luck with that.

  10. It seems to me that this re-write of the 2A is all that is needed to prevent criminals from having guns. Once the bad guys do not have guns, no one will need guns. You could defend yourself with a wiffle-ball bat. Re-writing the 2A will make America safer and more funner.

    /sarc. /snicker

  11. Write the turd out of the last Census and claim he renounced his US citizenship over taxes. Thereafter find a country that will take him and deport him. Maybe then he’ll realize how valuable his constitutional rights were.

  12. This clown misses the entire point of the whole Bill of Rights. It is a prohibition upon government’s ability to abrogate the liberties of a free people. This clown has rewritten it as a direction for government to be involved in the lives of a subjected people.

    • They call these ‘positive rights’ as opposed to the ‘negative rights’ the founders enshrined in the Bill of Rights. Ask not what the government can do TO you, ask what the government can do FOR you. Freedom from fear. Freedom from hunger. Freedom from having to pay your rent. It all boils down to communism.

      • “They call these ‘positive rights’ as opposed to the ‘negative rights’ the founders enshrined in the Bill of Rights.”

        There’s video of Obama harping on the need for ‘positive rights’…

        • Geoff the Dipshit is a barely sentient crash test dummy who can’t get laid without paying for it.

        • Sorry, but it’s true… Why don’t you try to attack what he said rather than the person? Can you prove that Obuma the Phony didn’t say anything like the need for ‘positive rights”?

        • Walter E. Beverly stick to tossing James Campbell’s salad and leave me alone you weirdo 🖕🤡

        • Sorry, but it’s true You are a punk who needs to be put in your miserable place. The fact is that you have nothing but your personal attacks to try to bolster your ego with is lowing that whale dung in the bottom of the ocean.
          You Lefties can’t fight us with facts and logic so you resort to your name calling and ignorance. Typical.
          As my Drill Instructor at PI said, “GET A FRICKIN’ GRIP, BOY!”

        • I believe that was a Gerald Ford quote (and a good one).

          When talking to a younger person who doesn’t (knowingly) have a political philosophy you can quickly determine whether he leans conservative or liberal by asking whether he’s more concerned with what the government can do FOR him or what the government can do TO him. If he answers the former he’s a liberal, if he answers the latter he’s a conservative.

        • @ Gov. William J Le Petomane
          That was around when Eisenhower was president. It’s been attributed to Jefferson, but the Monticello web site says it doesn’t match any known Jefferson statements. It’s also been attributed to Barry Goldwater. Ronald Reagan used it at least once as well.

      • Walter,

        Our nameless troll (I am beginning to think it is dacian the stupid, posting under one of his MANY false names) is terribly consistent – no intellectual content, knee jerk opposition to anything not authoritarian/Left, and always ad hominem. Some here advocate ignoring him, to deprive him of the ‘oxygen’ of a response, but I tend to go for the “mock the s*** out of the idiot, until even his dim approximation of a mind understands that he’s being laughed at”. YMMV.

        • LampofDiogenes Counselor, Works for me. The problem with ignoring people like him/her is that some of our more gullible hangers on will fall for his mularky.

  13. It occurs to me that if “the right to defend themselves against unlawful force” would have any merit then “lawful force” would have to be defined. It could be defined by the Government to mean almost anything the Government wanted.

    • And try as they might, even a repeal of the Second Amendment does not and cannot repeal the natural right to defend yourself and your family by whatever means come to hand.

      Repealing the Second Amendment does not cause all 450 million + firearms to disappear overnight.

      • Cliff H.,

        While your thought is righteous, the courts and law enforcement operate on whatever the Hell they want and that does NOT have to be righteous.

        The Far Left wants to eliminate the Second Amendment because they hope/know that many courts and law enforcement WILL enforce firearm bans if the Second Amendment does not exist.

      • “repeal of the Second Amendment does not and cannot repeal the natural right to defend yourself”

        It does when you worship and acknowledge the government as the ultimate power that will “implement reasonable measures” to save everyone.

        • I suggest people pray. If you do pray, for the widows and widowers, and the orphans of police officers. When they go out to enforce the repeal of the Second Amendment, across this land.

        • Walter,

          Don’t know about you, Chief, but (a) I will NEVER allow myself to be disarmed, and (b) as long as I live, I will retain the ability to defend myself, because I can make firearms, explosives, and chemical weapons with readily available “over the counter” ingredients. The gummint can TRY to disarm me (it will fail), but unless they put a bullet in my head, I will retain the ability to kill their stupid followers in job lots, should I choose to do so. Don’t sell yourself, or your fellow patriots, short. We can, and will, resist tyranny with, as the saying goes, “any means necessary”.

        • Lamp of Diogenes, Nor will I ever allow myself to be disarmed. I wear a patch on my hat that says, “You may take my guns…FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!”

  14. I expect to see her any day before a senate confirmation hearing for some position or another. Since Xiden nominated an actual communist for controller of the currency, she’ll fit right in.

  15. Even if they get what they really want, the complete burning down of the entire Constitution; I will still have ALL of my Rights, as my Human/Natural Rights predated the invention of government. They can say what they will, but force will be required by them to implement it.

    Good Luck with that Brandons

  16. Far better would be an amendment that guarantees a meaningful right to bodily autonomy and obligates the government to implement reasonable measures to protect public health and safety…

    The British said the same thing, it didn’t work out too well. There’s a concept for it, its called being forced to trade individual liberty for government provided security when the government says “the constitution says…so the people must abide by …” instead of the people being able to say ” ’cause the constitution says so the government must abide by …”. This concept is a form of something called “tyranny”.

  17. So you have the right to bodily autonomy until the government decides you don’t?

    Why bother claiming there’s a right at all?

  18. You can’t call yourself peaceful if you’re not capable of violence. Because if you’re not capable of violence, you’re not peaceful, you’re harmless.

    Keep that in mind when you read “The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
    – Samuel Adams, Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788″

  19. The Bill of Rights is a restriction on government, not a task list for the government. Certainly one would never have used the term “reasonable” in such a document, knowing how providing any room for encroachment would be taken as far as humanly possible.

  20. After we finish dismantling the made up right from Roe v. Wade, we should dismantle the made up Lemon test. You don’t have to be religious to understand the negative consequences of these decisions. Notice what her solution is: “…obligates the government to implement reasonable measures…”

  21. Pro choice zealots need to be teaching women that “body autonomy” also means “you don’t have to have sex with someone who refuses to wear a condom”.

  22. The following has occurred, with all credit going to Far Left Democrats, during the last two years:

    Property and violent crime rates have increased significantly.

    Law enforcement stood down and did nothing while violent mobs vandalized, looted, and burned down businesses and government buildings. Losses may be in excess of $100 billion.

    Prosecutors refused to charge criminals and even released violent criminals already in prison.

    Fedzilla stopped enforcing our international southern border.

    And yet Far Left Democrats and their supporters are telling us that government will handle security in our daily lives and therefore we should disarm? Wow. Just, wow.

    • You should try tuning into the news Uncommon. They’ll explain everything for you. Maybe I can help get you caught up.

      – “Crime increased”: The media/DNC told us that Republicans were responsible for defunding the police because they wouldn’t sign on to a spending bill.

      -“Record losses from riots”: The media/DNC told us that these were mostly peaceful protests that would bring about much needed change. They were “looting” because they needed bread. Also, why do you hate black people?

      -“Released violent criminals”: The media/DNC told us that this is equity, and they didn’t want criminals to die from Covid in prison.

      -“Southern Border”: The media/DNC told us that there’s nothing really to report. Bad things only happen at the border when Trump is in charge. Also, why are you so racist?

      • Dude,

        Ah, now I see the light! What would we do without the media/DNC holding our hands and gently guiding us to enlightenment?

        Back to reality–what I am having trouble wrapping my head around is how many people swallow the media/DNC garbage.

        • ” . . 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑰 𝒂𝒎 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒘𝒓𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒎𝒚 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒂𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒔 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒔𝒘𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒂/𝑫𝑵𝑪 𝒈𝒂𝒓𝒃𝒂𝒈𝒆.”

          Most of them are at Alec Baldwin’s level. The rest are below Alec Baldwin’s level.

  23. A.O.C. is fuming over Joe Manchin “singlehandedly ” setting back the latest King Dribblecup giveaway , calling it an ” egregious breech of trust in the president” ; gee , I thought he’s only one of fifty one opposed to it. I’d say maybe there’s hope for this country, except SOME rino will soon step up to the plate.

    • “…except SOME rino will soon step up to the plate.”

      That’s what I’m watching for. Or maybe, Manchin is holding out for something they have yet to give him. There’s always another shoe waiting to drop when it comes to poly ticks. Reminds me of that scene in “Saving Private Ryan” when the Nazi soldier slides a knife into the chest of the American he’s holding down. Shhh, this’ll only take a minute…

  24. Where this incel gets it wrong is that the Amendments aren’t there to compel the Government to take more action.

    They Amendments are there to prevent the Government from engaging in infringements upon our natural, inherent rights – that exist with or without governments.

  25. How on earth is this a law professor? Talk about completely missing the entire point! The 2nd amendment was specifically written to LIMIT the power of government. This alleged “rewriting” is the polar opposite. You obviously oppose the very concept of the 2nd Amendment at its root. At least be honest about that much!

  26. The best way to fix this problem is to completely defund federal education. It was President Eisenhower who said in his final address to the nation, the dangers of the Education Industrial Complex. End the corruption of the education system in the United States when its flooded with Federal money. But especially the federal money that goes to colleges and universities. These schools especially should lose all of their federal funds.

    College education should be defunded. If you want a college education you can either pay for it out of your own pocket. Or you can take your chances and join the military.
    Assuming you survive you can use your G.I. bill.

    • Interesting way to phrase that. It would be enlightening to see the numbers, say in the past 100 years, of the number of people who got a degree thru the G.I. Bill versus the number of enlistees killed in action. Wanna bet?

      • LarryinTX Can YOU tell me how college funding has anything to do with theGI Bill? It seems you are equating a right earned by military service with Federal funding of institutions of higher learning. It seems that if you bother to read the Constitution, the Federal government has NO LEGAL CONSTITUIONAL authority over education. Can you tell me where in the Constitution it give the Federal government authority over education? I can tell you where it makes such unconstitutional.

  27. This “Distinguished Scholar” can go pound sand. Liberals are always for authoritarianism and tyranny in the name of “self determination.”

  28. This woman is an example of why I believe that every woman has the right to an abortion, as long as the abortion is retroactive and mandatory. I also believe that guns are not weapons that kill. Guns are merely medical devices with which any citizen can perform a retroactive, mandatory abortion.

    Perusing this woman’s photos inspires me to suggest that rather than being qualified to bitch about the Constitutionality of pornography, this woman is well qualified to do pornography.

      • Ing,

        I normally appreciate and agree with most of your comments on this site, but “. . . she is quite beautiful . . . “? AYFKMRN?????

        She is a semi-attractive (I pass dozens of women on the street every day who are better looking than this loser) over-‘educated’ idiot Leftist (kinda like our resident morons, dacian the stupid and MinorIQ). Don’t accord her respect simply because she isn’t as ugly as her allegedly ‘educated’ opinions are. She is a vile troll, and deserves nothing but mockery.

  29. “…including the right to defend themselves against unlawful force…”

    Defend themselves how, exactly? The devil’s in the details.

  30. The deranged ivory tower nazi fraulein mary anne franks actually believes she is qualified to rewrite the Constitution of The United States…It takes a genuine pathetic pompous self serving pos to place themselves in such a high position of authority. What’s next? The Gettysburg Address, The Bible, etc.

  31. It is sure a good thing that these educated apes are looking out for the corpracrats and rewriting the BORs. It was written by old white men from another time and has no relevance these days /sarc.
    If we let the little people have and carry firearms they might not understand that the NWO has only the best in mind for them. They could be misled!

  32. Amendments rewritten:

    1. Citizens can say any damn thing they want so long is it’s true.
    2. Citizens can defend themselves any damn way they want. Period.

  33. All that law school and she did not learn the 2A does not grant RKBA. Thus re-writing it or even repealing it changes nothing.

  34. Her entire screed is based on the idea that our rights are granted by society rather than having inherent rights as human beings. Worse, she is the author calling those of us who believe in our founding a cult of the Constitution.

    Commie scum.

  35. What if Adolf Hitler had just ordered all the Jewish women be sterilized and have their pregnancies aborted? And that was all that was done to them. No deportation. Then there would never have been a holocaust correct? This way Hitler would never have killed any Jews. A pregnant Jewish woman is not carrying a real person correct???
    Well according to Libertarians liberals and left, including also the left wing Jews. That is correct.

    Yeah that’s right I said it.

    You do know that Hitler did order all people of mixed race (black and white) to be sterilized by the government. This was done long before the Jews were ordered to be rounded up and deported. You do know that correct?

    • So what? Are you attempting to mislead people into thinking that anyone is ordering people to be sterilized, or have abortions, today? Because you do know that would be a lie, correct?

  36. Bodily autonomy would mean I get to have on my body whatever I want, right? Boots, vest, belt, baseball cap, sidearm, scarf, cell phone . . .

  37. Guess the “Constitutional Scholar” missed the part of how the BOR are there to place limits on Government Power, and re-affirm the God Given Rights of the people.
    Something I have to ask any who support the Author’s foolishness. Just how do they, does she, intend to provide for the safety of anyone? More direct oversight of daily life? More government agents overseeing and directing daily activities? Forced labor and direct control of resources?
    Sorry lady, I’ll take my chances with messy freedom over the ordered existance of bondage.

  38. All those comments about COMMUNISTS. The averaage American has about as much knowledge of what a COMMUNIST is as I have aboutqUANTUM MECHANICS, And you know waht is said about Quantum Mechanics? If you THINK you understand Quantum Mechanics you’ve got the basic principles wrong.
    Why do infantile, Usually pseudo right wing American gun freaks, always associate COMMUNISTS with anything they do not like such Social Medicine , long hair, Democrats, Canadians, Europeans especialltybthe BRITS who are anything but Communists!] , and anybody who lives other than in the USA whenn they have absolutely no idea what ‘Communism’ means or what ‘Communists’ are.

    • Albert Hall, seems you might be just a tad paranoid. We do know what Communism is. It is the removal of our freedom to choose for ourselves and to be instructed by you Leftists as to how we should live. Socialized medicine is a method of control of the populace. Canadians are not Communist but they CERTAINLY are socialists as a many Brits, and Europeans. Socialism is a FAILED system.
      I recommend that you proof read your posts before you send or take a good English language course, one that stresses capitalization, punctuation, grammar and spelling.

  39. Can anyone see the contradiction here? First, there is a profession of autonomy then in the last part, what the government’s role is in that autonomy.

    If the government has a say, there is no autonomy

  40. There will be no change to the Constitution. No way there are the votes among all the States to make that happen. Just silly talk generating silly reporting.

  41. To put it bluntly, the man is a raving lunatic. Every country that has taken away guns has either had a dictator who come into power and killed the defenseless. Or there has been an upsurge in crime due to people not being able to defend themselves.

  42. Bless her heart!

    Get back when you have convinced 2/3 of each house of Congress and 3/4’s of the legislatures of all the states.

  43. He’s not FIRED yet?!? . . . Tell him to LOOK at AMERICAN history – we WON against the BRITISH with GUNS, not “gun control (arms SIEZURE)”. Tell him to PULL his Left Wing LIBERAL head out of his WAZOO. One Enlightened Patriot. Team Trump And His Allies 2020 – MAGA (WE’RE NOT going away!).

  44. Even as an Australian, I know that the US 2A is not about self-defence… it’s about standing up to tyranny in government.
    Letting the government ‘protect’ you? How many millions of people have been killed by their governments around the world?

    • Leveller The NRA tried what? (rolling my eyes). Short sentences without any content are virtually meaningless.

      • Second Amendment as written on 15 December 1791: “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.”

        The NRA’s Constitutional Amendment II as delivered to the US Supreme Court in 1934: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary [for] the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

        The NRA claimed that both versions meant the same thing! The US Supreme Court didn’t buy into the NRA’s argument in having the same meaning…

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