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Friday, October 6, 2017

NY Times Calls For Repeal Of Second Amendment

Is this the ultimate admission that gun control doesn’t work? An opinion piece in The New York Times acknowledges that liberals keep losing the gun control debate and, because of that, it’s time to take it a step further and repeal the Second Amendment entirely.

Writer Bret Stephens uses words like “quaint” and “curious” when discussing the amendment, and even refers to the verbiage contained within as a “suggestion.” He cites the “liberal errors of fact” in the gun discussion—including the “gun show loophole” and erroneous 40 percent background check figure—and admits that the NRA "doesn’t need to buy influence: It’s powerful because it’s popular.”

Repealing the Second Amendment may seem like an impossible mission, Stephens says, but “most great causes begin as improbable ones.” Escalating a failure to pass gun control legislation into an attempt to tear apart the U.S. Constitution seems like the equivalent of a kid picking up his ball and going home when he loses—i.e., if we can’t control parts of the amendment, then you can’t have it at all.