of all, there’s nothing wrong with the Second Amendment. James Madison,
who wrote it, set the “right to keep and bear arms” in this context: “A
well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free
Clearly, the founding fathers were thinking Minutemen, not National Rifle Association fanatics or maniacs with AK-47 knockoffs.
The Second Amendment is 27 words long. In 2008, a five-man majority of the Supreme Court, led by Justice Antonin Scalia,
who famously loved shooting little birds, decided to simply ignore
those first 13 words and make the “right” to own and misuse guns
virtually universal. It is these justices: Scalia, John Roberts,
Clarence Thomas, Anthony Kennedy and Samuel Alito, who have turned
America into the gun-mad killing ground we live in today. Scalia, of
course, wrote the disastrous opinion.
There’s nothing wrong with the Second Amendment, except the decision, by five arrogant jurists, to deliberately misread it.