Editorial Response to “CALL TO ARMS: Texas A&M Law Professor Says It’s Time to Repeal 2nd Amendment”

“A full-time professor on the faculty of the newly-minted Texas A&M University School of Law called for the repeal and replacement of the Second Amendment on Friday.”

From this article posted November 18, 2013

Penrose

Under the guise of pursuing solutions for Sandy Hook type mass shootings and to promote State’s rights, an attorney suggests repeal of the 2nd Amendment. We find it ironic, but not surprising, that within a few years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark rulings of 2010 McDonald v. Chicago  and 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller  by application of the “Incorporation doctrine”  made the 2nd amendment the “law of the land.” And yet, the legal community seeks another way to attack our individual rights to keep and bear arms.

The affront continues despite the overwhelming facts that the states and cities with the strictest gun control laws have the highest firearm murder rate. They are, at best, emotionally charged do-gooders and, at worst, big-government political hacks who insist on finding ways to limit the gun rights of law biding citizens. They choose to ignore the true root causes of violent crime:

– The big government subsidies that promote a proliferation of single parent homes.

– The failed war on drugs that actually promotes gangs and their related violence.

– The tort reform needed to address the fear of law suits that prevents parents, teachers, doctors and law enforcement from identifying and treating the mentally ill.

– The failure of the Judiciary to support law enforcement in their constant battle with crime by actually carrying out the rule of law in trials, sentencing and parole hearings.

– The politically self serving policies of polarization that foster a growing entitlement mentality, class warfare, social engineering and race and gender based tension and animosity.

Any serious discussion that seeks a reduction in the senseless and tragic recurrence of violent crime that ignores these red flags should be met with skepticism. This attorney speaking to a largely sympathetic audience of lawyers and law students might just be trying a back door approach to curbing our gun rights.

As staunch believers in self reliance, founding principles and states rights, an attorney supposedly promoting states rights over big-government intrusion is initially appealing to us. Thoughtful examination rapidly leads us to conclude that her real agenda is far more sinister and fundamental. We ask you to join us in fighting any attack on our natural right of self defense, protected by the 2nd Amendment, regardless of how neatly proposed and packaged each attack presents itself.

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