Saf Calls Chicago Tribune Plea To Repeal 2a ‘unconscionable’

Saf Calls Chicago Tribune Plea To Repeal 2a ‘unconscionable’

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    Lightbulb Saf Calls Chicago Tribune Plea To Repeal 2a ‘unconscionable’

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    BELLEVUE, WA – The Chicago Tribune’s call for repeal of the Second Amendment following the historic Heller Decision is an “unconscionable attack on the entire Bill of Rights and the freedoms it protects,” the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

    In an editorial published on the day after the Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 ruling, the newspaper called the Second Amendment an “anachronism” that should be repealed. The newspaper supported its argument by falsely claiming that a 1939 case, U.S. v Miller, established the amendment as a “collective right” that applied only to service in some type of militia.

    “The Chicago Tribune’s editors have demonstrated an appalling short-sightedness,” said SAF founder Alan Gottlieb. “If they are so willing to abandon one civil right for an entire class of American citizens, what’s next? Perhaps they would strip some citizens of their First Amendment rights to free speech or religion. Heaven help us should the Chicago Tribune editorial board one day decide that they don’t care for the editorial slant of their competitors at the Sun-Times, and call for a restriction on that newspaper’s freedom of the press.

    “Once you make it acceptable to destroy one civil right,” Gottlieb observed, “it does not take a very big leap to embrace limitations on, or the abolition of, another civil right.

    “Not once, in all the years that gun rights organizations have been vilified in the editorial columns of the Tribune and other newspapers did anyone from the firearms community suggest we should repeal the First Amendment,” he stated. “Unlike elitist newspaper editors, gun owners understand that the Bill of Rights is an all-or-nothing document, not a civil rights buffet from which we can pick and choose the rights we want to enjoy and those for which we have no stomach.

    “We have always known the Second Amendment affirmed an individual civil right, and a truly objective reading of history by the Chicago Tribune would – if they had any notion of objectivity – lead them to the same conclusion,” Gottlieb concluded. “A generation of parents and grandparents of those now writing such nonsense in the Tribune risked, and all too frequently lost their lives to defend all of the freedoms enumerated in the Bill of Rights. The Tribune editors may as well just spit on their graves.”


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    Do they not realize that it is that same 2nd amendment that protects their precious freedom of speech? Without the 2nd, the other amendments with vanish very quickly. What morons.
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    The really bad news is that we have four Supreme Court justices that agree. Does this year's election mean anything????

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    Let them try to amend it out of the Constitution. They'll never get 2/3rds majority for it because most of the states in this country aren't full of retards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye72 View Post
    Do they not realize that it is that same 2nd amendment that protects their precious freedom of speech? Without the 2nd, the other amendments with vanish very quickly. What morons.
    Quote Originally Posted by StevePVB View Post
    The really bad news is that we have four Supreme Court justices that agree. Does this year's election mean anything????
    Oh, they both realize it...it's just that neither of them care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyIamToday View Post
    Let them try to amend it out of the Constitution. They'll never get 2/3rds majority for it because most of the states in this country aren't full of retards.
    Have you been to California?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye72 View Post
    Do they not realize that it is that same 2nd amendment that protects their precious freedom of speech? Without the 2nd, the other amendments with vanish very quickly. What morons.
    A lot of patriots did not die serving this country so these same morons could trip such rights away... If this sort of thing ever happened in the future, censorship and other things with the quality of a dictatorship will surely follow.

    Thank goodness for the fact that these pinko communist scum never were in the position to formulate the constitution during American Independence... Thank goodness! If they hate the fact that Americans have such rights, these POS should move to Cuba or China.
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    I think it's GREAT!

    After all these years of the Antis claiming that their agenda was not a total ban, the mask is off, they reveal their monster face, and they are screaming and gnashing their teeth advocating repeal of part of the Bill of Rights.

    Scratch an anti, find a fascist.

    Tweak them a little more and we can goad them into admitting they would love to herd people into extermination camps.

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    If your an AMERICAN in Chicago, CANCEL YOU SUBSCRIPTION!!!
    If your an AMERICAN ADVERTISER in Chicago, CANCEL YOUR CONTRACT.
    Hit em where it counts. IN THEIR WALLET.
    Lets figure out who the parent corp. is and CANCEL THEM ALL.???
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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyIamToday View Post
    Let them try to amend it out of the Constitution. They'll never get 2/3rds majority for it because most of the states in this country aren't full of retards.
    They won't have to amend it.........all they have to do is get ONE MORE LIBERAL SUPREME COURT JUSTICE! Then they can declare it un-Constitutional..........remember, we only won by ONE (5-4 split).
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    Quote Originally Posted by goawayfarm View Post
    They won't have to amend it.........all they have to do is get ONE MORE LIBERAL SUPREME COURT JUSTICE! Then they can declare it un-Constitutional..........remember, we only won by ONE (5-4 split).
    They'd have to get one more liberal justice, as you say, but then the matter would also have to be brought before the court again. Given that, in the Heller case, SCOTUS upheld the ruling of the lower court, and now the lower courts have the SCOTUS Heller ruling to point at, that seems unlikely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SelfDefense View Post
    Have you been to California?
    California is one of the few exceptions in this country. Most of the states declare it an individual right withint heir own Constitutions. 2/3rds of the states would not ratify an amendment removing the 2nd Amendment.

    Quote Originally Posted by goawayfarm View Post
    They won't have to amend it.........all they have to do is get ONE MORE LIBERAL SUPREME COURT JUSTICE! Then they can declare it un-Constitutional..........remember, we only won by ONE (5-4 split).
    Really a bit of a stretch imo the way things are going. They'd have to get another case. The most likely replacements right now are from the group of 4 that voted no. Etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyIamToday View Post
    ......Really a bit of a stretch imo the way things are going. They'd have to get another case. The most likely replacements right now are from the group of 4 that voted no. Etc.
    Suits are already being filed! The outcome of these will be appealed & appealed by the loosing side until...............were BACK AT SCOTUS. Do you think these localities like DC & Chicago are just going to roll over & give up?

    DC's mayor has already said he's going to limit semi-autos......& you can bet he just isn't going to let gun shops just start opening in DC.

    This is just round 2 in a new fight!....& all that's needed for our side to loose is ONE JUSTICE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by goawayfarm View Post
    Suits are already being filed! The outcome of these will be appealed & appealed by the loosing side until...............were BACK AT SCOTUS. Do you think these localities like DC & Chicago are just going to roll over & give up?

    DC's mayor has already said he's going to limit semi-autos......& you can bet he just isn't going to let gun shops just start opening in DC.

    This is just round 2 in a new fight!....& all that's needed for our side to loose is ONE JUSTICE!
    As I pointed out, in the near future the age situation of Justices is pretty well in our favor. And I'm not aware of any SCOTUS cases that were overturned like that a few years later. They'd be doing away with pretty much the whole precedent of the court.

    If anything, I'm anxious to see the new Gura/NRA/SAF suits owning faces.

    And if they suddenly did just overturn it over political reasons, it's the same as admitting it's all about people control instead of anything else. Most of America supports it as an individual right. Which should be enough of a slap in the face for gun owners to finally say, WHAT? and for things to get fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goawayfarm View Post
    They won't have to amend it.........all they have to do is get ONE MORE LIBERAL SUPREME COURT JUSTICE! Then they can declare it un-Constitutional..........remember, we only won by ONE (5-4 split).
    N the 4 dissenting votes obviously voted opinion and not law, nothing new in this announcement.
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