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Democratic Socialism, Guns, and the Failure of the Constitution

2nd Amend.

Democratic Socialism, Guns, and the Failure of the Constitution

Guns and liberty are inseparable.
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This one was just too good to pass up. An acquaintance on the left sent me the Democratic Socialists of America article “There Is No Second Amendment Right To A Gun“. It reinforces everything the anti-federalists said about the Constitution back when and everything libertarians like Lysander Spooner have been warning us about since then.

Early in the article the author, Steve Max, states, “Today, progressives must claim the legitimacy of the Constitution in advocating gun control, and not let it be further hijacked by the Right.” He then goes on to tie the right to gun ownership to membership in a militia, “There have been no state militias since 1903, and there is no longer a constitutional right to gun ownership. It doesn’t exist! “ Brilliant! Destroy our right to organize to defend ourselves and then use the fact that they’ve destroyed one right to claim that they can legitimately destroy another one, namely the right to bear arms. Read for yourself how Mr. Max quotes the Second Amendment to justify gun control:

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