Skip to comments.(andrea)Mitchell: ‘Nothing in the Constitution at All about Assault Weapons’ – TX Killer Had ‘What Appears to Be Something Like an Assault Weapon’
Posted on 05/25/2022 2:25:47 PM PDT by rktman
On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” host and NBC News Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell argued that “there’s nothing in the Constitution at all about assault weapons.” And that law enforcement in the school shooting in Uvalde, TX couldn’t stop a shooter who was armed “with what appears to be something like an assault weapon.”
After playing a clip of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) saying that armed law enforcement on school grounds is the most effective tool to keep students safe and that “inevitably, when there’s a murder of this kind, you see politicians try to politicize it. You see Democrats and a lot of folks in the media whose immediate solution is to try to restrict the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens.”
Mitchell stated, “So, there’s nothing in the Constitution at all about assault weapons. And it’s not the media and Democrats, ‘politicizing’ it, if Ted Cruz is talking about arming teachers. Will arming teachers do any good? There were plenty of law enforcement people on that campus yesterday. They couldn’t stop a determined shooter with an assault — with what appears to be something like an assault weapon.”
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Where in the Constitution is "television" and "broadcast" (of anything) mentioned?
What a moron.
Too bad the founders did not define “shall not be infringed” in the Constitution....../s
Yes there is.
falls under “arms” in the second amendment.
thus, keep your grubby commie hands off all weapons owned by the law abiding.
Nothing in the constitution about abortion either.
No mention of freedom of the press concerning TV or the Internet either.
And when the Constitution was ratified, the musket was an "assault weapon."
Really? that old roach still crawls out from the dark to enlighten know body?
Nothing in the Constitution about the Federal Reserve, either. You know, Andrea, that thing your husband used to run?
NBC News Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell should have argued that “there’s nothing in the Constitution at all about abortion.”
“there’s nothing in the Constitution at all about assault weapons.”
What is that supposed to mean?
And what about the term “early voting?”
Or the right to kill babies in the womb.
Back in the day the democrats were trying to ban handguns, using the “logic” that the 2nd Amendment was for weapons of war, not for .38 revolvers.
“Arms” is arms. Privateers (private people/corporations) had their own ships with cannon on them to protect their fleets. And they were called (ordered?) into service by the colonies to fight the Revolutionary War.
I forget the ratio of private cannon vs. government naval cannon during the Revolution, but something like 500 to 1. Private militia also had their own land-based cannon.
It was in the debates.
From Federalist #29:
it will be possible to have an excellent body of well-trained militia, ready to take the field whenever the defense of the State shall require it. This will not only lessen the call for military establishments, but if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow-citizens."[L]ittle, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms" means that the people were expected to have the same arms as the army, and be just as good at using them.
Since the government had the Constitutional authority to issue Letters of Marque and Reprisal, they expected private ownership of the 18th century’s weapon of mass destruction: the cannon. That ain’t no handheld musket
Up until the 1930s private citizens were often in possession of weapons of equal or superior capability to those in the hands of our military. Trail drive cowboys were better armed than a platoon of Cavalry. Americans owned semi auto rifles 30 years before the Army adopted the M1.. Private merchant ships possessed naval ordnance even before they received letters of Marque. Ohio and Mississippi River flatboats often came equipped with grapeshot swivel guns as defense against river pirates.
Govt restrictions are also displays of lawmaker ignorance. I cannot buy an AR type rifle here in NY, but I can buy a Ruger mini 14 which fires the exact same cartridge in semi auto fashion.
She’s retarded. Humor her and be nice.
“Nothing in the constitution about abortion either.”
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