Repealing The Second Amendment

Good luck with that.

Thoughts from Glenn Reynolds.

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Yes. There is no chance that two thirds of both houses of Congress would pass such an amendment, and even less that three quarters of the states would ratify it.

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Related: The ignorant Parkland kids don’t speak for their dead classmates. David Hogg is the new Cindy Sheehan, and her fate will be his when the media tires of him.

[Thursday-morning update]

You can attempt to repeal the Second Amendment, but you can’t repeal history.

As Stephen Green notes, people like Stevens are relying on the ignorance of the American people, deliberately fomented by our public-school system and universities for the past several decades.


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This seems related somehow: Trump and the great unmasking of the Left:

I think that long before he even dreamed of entering politics, Donald Trump realized that by outraging his opponents, he could provoke them into saying and doing things that would prove harmful to their goals by exposing their motives, assumptions, and real intentions.

Yes, even though they pretend they haven’t been doing it:

In the age of social media, reaching irrelevant conclusions is a competitive sport. Nevertheless, tossing red herrings about like chaff from an aircraft under fire does little to dispute the fact that conservatives have been subjected to an absurd gas-lighting campaign over the last few weeks.

It’s enough to drive you crazy. That is, it would be if you were to take any of this performance art seriously.

I haven’t taken the Left’s performance art seriously for decades.

[Friday-morning update]

Bad link fixed, sorry.

[Sunday-afternoon update]

Yes, they are coming for your guns.


[Monday-morning update]

New Democrat senator: “A gun ban is not feasible right now. Or ever, in America.

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Gun control leaves the most vulnerable defenseless. The Australia buy-back myth is particularly pernicious.

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Why the Stevens gun manifesto is so irresponsible.

Happy Easter

…to all of my Christian followers.

And on that note, jeez, NPR, I don’t even believe in God, but I’m not this clueless about the meaning of the day.

[Update a while later]

Related thoughts from Rod Dreher:

If we can’t count on leading journalists to understand the most basic facts about Christian practice and belief, how on earth can we trust them to report fairly and accurately about something as complicated as Christian sexual teaching? How can they trust themselves? How can they even begin to understand why we believe what we believe on all kinds of issues?

The rock band Van Halen was famous for putting a rider in their contracts requiring that a bowl of M&Ms be backstage for them, and that there be no brown M&Ms in the bowl. It sounds like typical rock star vanity, but there was actually a good reason for it. The band had this provision buried in their contract as a trick to see if the local crews assisting the band had actually read the contract. In a similar way, minor mistakes like these are the brown M&Ms of journalism about religion. They reveal a fundamental carelessness that might have more serious consequences.

The “brown M&Ms of journalism” is an interesting metaphor on a couple levels.

Youth, And Gun Control

News outlets ignore millennial skepticism about it.

And some students do a walk out in support of the Second Amendment.

But that doesn’t fit the narrative.

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Yeah, you can bet the administration at the Rockledge high school would have loved to punish the students for the walk out, but they knew the wrath that would descend upon their hypocrisy if they’d done so.

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The teenage demagogues.

Junk Nutrition

A mix of good and bad dietary advice.

The New Special Counsel

Why Sessions didn’t appoint one.

It makes sense to me to put a seasoned prosecutor on the case within the department. With the I.G. report, they probably already have plenty of evidence to pursue. And McCabe is clearly worried. Good.

And yes, the FBI needs a thorough overhaul.

[Late-morning update]

McCabe lied four times to investigators.

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What did Comey know about the Pulse nightclub terrorist, and when did he know it?

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Now here’s a former FBI agent worth providing funding for:

“I went through hell for a year and a half,” she said. “Andy made sure I couldn’t get out of the division.”

Gritz said that McCabe additionally made “nasty, false” comments about her in a meeting — “lying,” she said. “which is why he just got fired.”

“Andy” sounds like a real peach.

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