Over at the Christian Science Monitor, embedded in a post entitled ‘New York gun owners shrug off tough new rules: What happens now?‘ the editors link to a Second Amendment quiz. It starts off innocuously enough, but soon moves into disputed territory, assuming that the Supreme Court is the ultimate arbiter of what the Second Amendment means. Specifically, in terms of whether or not the 2a protects “military style weapons.” By question 13 we’re deep into anti-gun bias, using the old AR-15 guilt-by-association implication. Here’s question 14 . . .
Setting aside the obvious implication that a large capacity magazine ban saves lives, what the heck does this have to do with the Second Amendment – other than the fact that it protects Americans from laws like the one in question? A fact that doesn;t get a look in here. And just in case you think I’m reading too much into this, here’s the Monitor’s explanation for the “correct” answer.
Factual, but again, what is their point exactly? The quiz finishes with this little gem.