While many gun-ban advocates continue to blame everyone but the killer for last week’s terror attack in Orlando, one U.S. senator is actually blaming due process of the law.
In what sounded more like something you’d hear from a Soviet commissar, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., showed his hostility toward a foundational tenet of our Constitution.
“The problem we have, and really the firewall we have right now is due process. It’s all due process,” Manchin said on “Morning Joe” on MSNBC. “So we can all say we want the same thing, but how do we get there? If a person is on a terrorist watch list like the gentleman—the shooter—in Orlando, he was twice by the FBI. We were briefed yesterday about what happened, but that man was brought in twice. They did everything they could. The FBI did everything they were supposed to do. But there was no way to keep him on the NICS list or keep him off the gun-buy list. There was no way to do that … due process is what’s killing us right now.”
’Nuff said, we think.
Hillary Supporter Calls For 2A Repeal
Sometimes it’s easy to tell what a candidate really believes by listening to the people who support that candidate.
A good example is law professor David S. Cohen—a Hillary Clinton supporter—who, in a Rolling Stone rant last week, called for complete repeal of the Second Amendment.
Cohen wrote, “Sometimes we just have to acknowledge that the Founders and the Constitution are wrong. … The Second Amendment needs to be repealed because it is outdated, a threat to liberty and a suicide pact.”
But as the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in the Heller decision, “Just as the First Amendment protects modern forms of communications and the Fourth Amendment applies to modern forms of search, the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding.”
Armed Indiana Homeowner Stops Break-In
A homeowner—and gun owner—in Muncie, Ind., shot a home intruder Friday morning, ending the break-in.
According to local media reports, the man shot another man as he was trying to break into the homeowner’s residence. A few minutes later, a 22-year-old Muncie man arrived at a local emergency room seeking treatment for a bullet wound to one of his legs.
According to police reports, the wounded man and an accomplice had allegedly tried to burglarize that residence, but were confronted by the occupant. They say the shooting apparently took place during a struggle.