Alan Dershowitz Finds The Second Amendment “Absurd”

posted on July 30, 2015

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.

Latest

gun show
gun show

2022 NRA Annual Meetings And Exhibits In Houston, Texas

From entertainment to special events, it’s all happening in the Lone Star State, where NRA members will gather at the George R. Brown Convention Center May 27-29 to celebrate freedom and honor those who have served our country.

On Freedom’s Frontlines

In Ukraine, a vivid and inspirational example of the need for the right to keep and bear arms could not be more apparent.

The Armed Citizen® May 20, 2022

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

25 States Have Now Gotten Out of Our Way

Just over three decades ago, only on state had constitutional carry. Now, half the country has gotten out of the way of Americans' right to carry concealed.

From The Editor: Will More Europeans Go Pro-Gun Rights?

It is an open question whether, as everyone sees Ukrainian citizens picking up rifles to defend their lives and liberty from Russian troops, more Europeans will come to the conclusion that this is a right every law-abiding person needs.

President’s Column | Ukraine’s Example

For anyone who ever needed proof of how crucial gun rights are to our survival and our safety, I have just two words of advice: Remember Ukraine!



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.