Monday, April 7, 2008

The state of US education.

Perhaps the fact that the US is falling in it's education of our youth is due to the professors who are teaching the students. Case in point:

Barack Obama believes the Second Amendment creates an individual right, and he greatly respects the constitutional rights of Americans to bear arms.

Yep. You read that right. This former Constitutional Law Professor believes that the COTUS CREATES rights and they are not inherent. What can be created can be destroyed.

Notice what is missing in the next statement?

He will protect the rights of hunters and other law-abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport, and use guns for the purposes of hunting and target shooting.

Yep. No "self-defense" or "protection" in his world. As has been reported elsewhere, he opposes CCW. No surprise there.

And then come the weasel words:

He also believes that the right is subject to reasonable and
commonsense regulation.

Ah yes, like those "reasonable" handgun bans and calls for semi-auto bans. Just like all the "reasonable" and "commonsense" measures promoted by they Joyce Foundation of which he was a board member including lawsuits against manufacturers*, deliberate misinformation about regulations**, and forcing people to store their firearms at "gun clubs"***.

Now why would a Professor tell his students that the right was "created"?

*One of the health systems is considering suing gun manufacturers to recover the
costs of treating gunshot wounds, Heins says,

**In fact, “people are surprised when they
hear that guns are not regulated,” she says,

***IPGV urges people to seek secure, locked storage of firearms
outside the home, such as storing rifles at gun clubs in the off-season.

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