Thursday, July 1, 2010

As Political Compromise, Democrats Propose Ignoring Both the Second and Third Amendments to the Constitution

After the Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to bear arms from government interference nationwide, anti-gun Democrats offered a political compromise in which they would agree to ignore both the Second and Third Amendments to the Constitution.

"While we recognize that the sort of strict gun control laws we support actually increase crime because they prevent law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves with guns while allowing criminals to use guns against them," said one prominent Democrat, "we still think Americans can't be trusted to exercise their constitutional right to bear arms. So we're proposing that the federal government ignore both the Second Amendment and the Third Amendment, which prevents the military from quartering troops in the houses of private citizens, so the U.S. army can protect Americans instead of Americans' defending themselves."

Democratic leaders defended their proposal by saying that "the correct policy always results from maximizing government interference, and we can do that here by ignoring not one but two parts of the Bill of Rights."

Associated video: Heartland Institute; associated articles: Washington Examiner; Daily Caller

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