The LA Times favors a collectivist view of the 2nd Amendment! Now, I know that may come as an absolute shock to most of you – the concept of a mainstream paper favoring a collectivist/socialist interpretation of the right to keep and bear arms. Now, for the most part this editorial is typical “big paper” fodder, the usual ramblings about how DC is just defending their laws, etc. However, there is one line that is rather ironic, even if it was unintentional.
But in striking down the district’s law, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia embraced the Bush administration’s view that the 2nd Amendment, like the 1st Amendment, refers to an individual right.
They say that like it’s surprising. I always thought it was weird that people actually believed that the Bill of Rights guaranteed individual rights…except for the 2nd Amendment. It just doesn’t seem consistent; but then again very little about the other side makes much sense to me.
Honestly, debunking this editorial is a complete waste of time – it is literally the “same old, same old” that you and I have heard hundreds of times before. I wonder if maybe the anti-gunners could get some new material?