DNC Vice Chairwoman Echos The Call To ‘Repeal The 2nd Amendment’ – Twitter Destroys Her

DNC Vice Chairwoman Echos The Call To ‘Repeal The 2nd Amendment’ – Twitter Destroys Her

Perhaps Twitter is not the best place to announce that you want to repeal the Second Amendment… Molon Labe.

When Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said that the right to bear arms had run its course and called to “repeal the Second Amendment”, Democratic Party officials largely laid low.

In a New York Times op-ed, Stevens said the March for Our Lives demonstrations and civic engagement in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting “demand our respect.”

Fox News provides a look at his reasoning and why he argues it should be repealed.

Karen Carter Peterson, the vice chairman for civic engagement and voter protection for the Democratic National Committee, picked up the gauntlet and issued a tweet urging “Repeal the Second Amendment,” with a link to Stevens’ op-ed:

The response on Twitter was part education, and part shock at her audacity.

The Bill of Rights is to limit government, not the people. Those rights are given to us by God, not by her or those in government who are calling for it to be repealed. She took an oath to faithfully defend the Constitution of The United States and the America people. Peterson is in violation of that oath and should be removed from office.

Twitter followers likewise responded.

https://twitter.com/Lyss_8933/status/979730488762839045

https://twitter.com/BlueEyes088/status/979359706702426113

WND reported Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, explained that the Framers of the Constitution recognized the right to bear arms as a natural, God-given right – not a right granted by the government – which means repealing the Second Amendment would not eliminate that right.

“When you look at the way the Second Amendment was written, it does not grant or create a right. It does not say the people ‘have’ the right to keep and bear arms. It says that ‘a right’ of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,” he said.

“That is assuming a pre-existing right, which now cannot be infringed in any way by the civil government,” he said.

Pratt noted the reference in the Declaration of Independence to the inalienable rights granted by the Creator.

“They recognized the right to self-defense as a God-given right,” he argued, noting the Declaration specifies life and liberty as two of the rights endowed by God.

“So, defense of life just flows naturally out of that. There’s no question, when you go through the statements of the Founders, they refer to the laws of nature and nature’s God,” he said.

Stevens believes the landmark 2008 U.S. Supreme Court case Heller vs. D.C., which affirmed the Second Amendment recognizes an individual right to bear arms, was wrongly decided. The former associate justice contends the Second Amendment was motivated by a concern that a national standing army might pose a threat to the security of the separate states.

That concern now, he insisted in his Times op-ed, is a “relic of the 18th century.”

But Pratt argues that the Supreme Court has ruled that “the right of the people” means the same thing in the First and Fourth Amendments as it does in the Second.

“You just can’t do that to the language of the Constitution, otherwise we’ll end up forfeiting all our rights,” he said.


 

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