Op-Ed: Don’t believe ‘no one wants to get rid of the Second Amendment’

From American Military News:  http://americanmilitarynews.com/2017/08/op-ed-dont-believe-no-one-wants-to-get-rid-of-the-second-amendment/

August 4, 2017

A New York-based artist named Joshua Smith is proposing a “Gun Violence Amendment” to the U.S. Constitution that would – in theory – repeal the Second Amendment and the use of firearms in the United States.

In addition to repealing the Second Amendment, this amendment seeks to prohibit the “manufacturing, transportation or importation in or into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of pump-action, semi-automatic or automatic firearms.”

Not content with the current efforts of the gun control lobby, Smith decided to take actions into his own hands.

“Conservative pundits are quick to cite what I think of as a straw man — that there’s some kind of leftist boogeyman coming to take away the Second Amendment, and to my knowledge, there never has actually been one,” Smith told Art News. “So I like the idea of inhabiting that space.”

Smith argues that thousands of gun deaths are the result from the “simple access” to these types of firearms.

But unfortunately for Smith, this amendment is not based in reality. Any reality.

Continue reading at:  http://americanmilitarynews.com/2017/08/op-ed-dont-believe-no-one-wants-to-get-rid-of-the-second-amendment/

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