According to Alan Dershowitz, liberal scholar and Harvard law professor emeritus, our Second Amendment rights never should’ve existed. He described the Second Amendment in a recent NewsmaxTV interview as an “absurd thing” in our Constitution that needs to be adjusted “to create a presumption against gun ownership instead of a presumption in favor of gun ownership.”
“If I could write the Bill of Rights over again, I would skip amendment number two,” he continued. “We’re the only country in the world that puts in our Constitution the right to bear arms … We have tried an experiment for the last 250 years and it’s failed miserably … Guns should not be available to people generally, except if they have a significant need.”
Dershowitz fails to recognize that America is a unique experiment individual freedom that has produced the greatest country the world has ever known. And the Second Amendment, rather than being a failure, has protected those freedoms for all of those 250 years.