July 20, 2012

Two Comments on the Colorado Shooting

From John Cole at Balloon Juice:

It occurred to me tonight that we live in a country where the Supreme Court has decided the 1st amendment does not give you the right to yell “fire” in a crowded movie theatre, but the 2nd Amendment gives you an unfettered right to amass enough guns to shoot 71 people in the same theatre.

No wonder Europeans think Americans are fucking stupid.

Amen, brother.

My two cents: If I had a time machine, I would visit the Founding Fathers and ask them, nay, beseech, implore and beg them, not to write the 2nd Amendment into the Constitution.

It's more trouble than it's worth.

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