Lifetime NRA member here:
Not even Obama, much as he would no doubt like to, can simply `erase’ a Constitutional amendment. It can only be repealed by the passage & ratification by 38 state legislatures of a brand new amendment.
Look up the 18th amendment (Prohibition) and the amendment which repealed it (the 21st) and see just how easy that was.
“Not even Obama, much as he would no doubt like to, can simply `erase a Constitutional amendment.”
Maybe the Supremes can. And if they did, it would be knocked down by...um...
Can he unilaterally overturn immigration laws and openly refuse to enforce federal laws such as DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) without Congressional approval? I’d just be curious to know if he can do that.. Just curious..
Not even with an executive order?
Not even with an executive order?
Of course not, but he doesn't have to. An executive order can effectively ban any number of defined firearms or ammunition without even touching on the 2nd Amendment.
Taxation is another means of limiting ownership of firearms or ammunition, just look what they did to the tobacco industry and the current smokers.......
...and how many firearms enthusiasts supported the government on their attack on smokers? One only has to look at the tobacco threads to see how many current members had no concern for them.........
You can dilute it until it is effectively repealed, because it cannot be enforced. That’s what all those court cases are about. New constitutional rights are invented, old ones disregarded or studiously ignored. It was like that back in the beginning, with the Alien and Sedition Act.
Not even Obama, much as he would no doubt like to, can simply `erase a Constitutional amendment.
We can always count on John Roberts!
Oh, for crying out loud!
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, [the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, etc.]."
Become a Declarationist - you'll sleep better at night.
An elitist scum like Obama can issue gun edicts for the peasantry from behind his battalion of Secret Service agents armed with submachine guns all he wants. It doesn't change the immortal words of the Declaration.
Sure he can. He waits (and socialists are VERY good at being patient) until he had 1...maybe 2 more seats on the courts open up...and replaces them with people like Ginsberg or Kagan. Then...there is another challenge to the 2nd...like Houston v Moore; Maxwell v Dow; Poe v Ullman; Laird v Tatum or Perpich v DoD. It is then determined that the phrase "a well regulated militia" means the military....in spite of 200 years worth of USSC findings and the writings of the framers.
I have always found it funny that so many liberals spew the militia=military not individual right mantra when it has been CLEARLY established by the supremes...OVER AND OVER again...as early as 1820 (when some of the framers were still alive and didn't dissent to this interpretation)...that the second is for the individual. I mean, there has never been a question...except in the mind of the leftist.
He can strangle it to death by directing the BATFE to stop processing all paperwork via EO.
Considering it takes decades to work RKBA issues thru the courts, he’s not worried.