In the video above, Young Turks commentator Cenk Uygur wonders how many mass shootings would justify new gun control measures. Answer: none. Setting aside the “proper” definition of mass shooting (and the fact that suicide accounts for half of all firearms-related deaths), no matter how many mass shootings occur in the United States there is no legal justification for infringing on Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. As for the “militia clause” argument against individual gun rights . . .
it’s been thoroughly, legally debunked. Not ONE Supreme Court Justice mentioned the militia clause in either the Heller or McDonald decisions. You won’t find it in the majority decision. Nor the dissent. Why would they? The militia clause is an explanation not a condition.
There’s only one reason Uygur and his ilk rely on the militia clause for their anti-gun rights agenda: it’s all they’ve got. Truth be told, they got nothing. It bears repeating: Americans’ gun rights aren’t affected by violence perpetrated by law-breaking criminals, crazies and terrorists. Speaking of attacks, did someone punch Mr. Uyur in the nose? It wazzunt me!