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Published On: Fri, Jun 17th, 2016

Rolling Stone magazine calls for repeal of second amendment

In the wake of the brutal terrorist attack by the Islamist Omar Mateen on an Orlando gay nightclub, Rolling Stone magazine is calling for an end to the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution in a new article: “Why It’s Time to Repeal the Second Amendment.”

Columnist David S. Cohen, who is an associate professor at the Drexel University School of Law in Pennsylvania and claims to teach the Constitution “for a living,” says that “the Founders and the Constitution are wrong” about the Second Amendment. “We need to say loud and clear: The Second Amendment must be repealed.”

“As much as we have a culture of reverence for the founding generation, it’s important to understand that they got it wrong — and got it wrong often,” Cohen explained.

kid pointing handgun photo/ Michael Jarmoluk via pixabay.com

kid pointing handgun photo/ Michael Jarmoluk via pixabay.com

Cohen goes on to list examples, such as slavery, voting, presidential succession before calling Orlando a mass shooting, proclaiming that “…the Second Amendment is wrong for this country and needs to be jettisoned. We can do that through a Constitutional amendment. It’s been done before (when the Twenty-First Amendment repealed prohibition in the Eighteenth), and it must be done now.”

Cohen’s entire articles is void of references to Omar Mateen by name, Islam, Muslim, jihad, terrorist, extremist or even the word “attack.” The article even links to the bogus LA Times article claiming Orlando as the “Worst Mass Shooting” in “modern” history, presumably ignoring the 1920-1940s.

There is no analysis of Fort Hood or Orlando being Muslim terrorists, noting the attacks listed which were in “gun free” zones or how a slew of laws were broken in every case. Cohen uses the tired “Old West” argument against an armed public:

“Just think of what would have happened in the Orlando night-club Saturday night if there had been many others armed. In a crowded, dark, loud dance club, after the shooter began firing, imagine if others took out their guns and started firing back. Yes, maybe they would have killed the shooter, but how would anyone else have known what exactly was going on? How would it not have devolved into mass confusion and fear followed by a large-scale shootout without anyone knowing who was the good guy with a gun, who was the bad guy with a gun, and who was just caught in the middle? The death toll could have been much higher if more people were armed.”

Or it could have been less if Mateen was taken out.

Cohen concludes: “The Second Amendment must be repealed, and it is the essence of American democracy to say so.”

Tracy Morgan Cop Out photo screaming with a handgun

 

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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