Ed Asner: 2nd Amendment guarantees right to own, carry, and eventually shoot someone with a gun

Ed Asner: 2nd Amendment guarantees right to own, carry, and eventually shoot someone with a gun
Ed Asner (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – What would you expect of a man who supported Dennis Kucinich for president?]

In a late Saturday morning column, wannabe constitutional scholars Ed Asner and Ed. Weinberger … deigned to tell us that the Second Amendment was really a gun control measure designed to keep guns out of the hands of anyone who wasn’t a member of a militia.

I’ll get to the pair’s pathetic attempt to prove their point shortly (HT Twitchy), but first I have to let readers know what these distinguished gentlemen think of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s opinion the court’s Heller ruling, which established that gun ownership is an individual right (bolds are mine throughout this post):

… let’s consider the case made by the NRA, its Congressional hired hands, the majority of the Supreme Court, and various right wing pundits who claim the Second Amendment is not simply about state militias but guarantees the unfettered right of everyone to own, carry, trade and eventually shoot someone with a gun. …

For the record, the Second Amendment does not guarantee “the unfettered right to … eventually shoot someone with a gun.” By that logic, anyone shooting up a store in the process of robbing it would be exercising his or her constitutional rights.

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