Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ignorance Speaks

From a letter in the Chicago Trib:

I have a simple message to everyone who is applauding the recent Supreme Court ruling regarding the 2nd Amendment: I am perfectly willing to not only let you have a gun but as many guns as you want. There's just one catch. You must prove to me, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that you are a member of "a well-regulated militia," as provided by the full wording of the 2nd Amendment. If you cannot, or will not, do this, then you do not get to have a gun.

That is the best solution in the world.

—Steve Herr

Well first of all the author shows he didn't read the ruling beyond what the newspaper told him. The Supreme Court stated that firearm ownership was independent of militia membership. You know, that whole "Right of the People" part that YOU ignored.

Second, Federal law states that the majority of males are already members of the militia as well as the Illinois State Constitution. So much for you passing your High School Constitution class.

Third, why must I "prove to you" anything you arrogant prick? Perhaps you should have proven that you had a glimmer of basic education before you put crayon to paper.

And morons like this assist in deciding the future of this nation.

And to note, there are two more anti-gun letters printed on the same day. But the Trib isn't pushing an agenda, right?


Anonymous said...

Look at the bright side. The antis are getting backed into a corner and lashing out with crap like this, thereby showing their ignorance. I believe Scalia mentioned the whole "independent of miltia" thingie on page #1.

Anonymous said...

If ya makes ya feel any better, I heard an NPR interview last night where a lady stated that she has a Constitutional Right to cheap gasoline.

There's ignorance and then there's sheer stupidity.

Don said...

The correct answer is:

"No, I don't. Have a nice day."

Let the dummy bluster.

Anonymous said...

While it offers no help to the females among us, males can go here to verify their mandatory membership in the Militia.

My membership number is 63-01xxxxx-5.

So, Mr. Steve Herr of the Chicago Tribune, put that in your muzzle.

flagtag said...

I posted a response in the Trib to Steve Herr's ignorance. (flagtag)
The fool is just not right!
Since it was not a "polite" post they may just pull it. But at least I got it on there and "someone" has to read it. (giggle)