Stasi: The NRA has twisted the right to bear arms into the right to kill kids
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS /
Sunday, June 15, 2014, 3:16 AM
The Second Amendment has been the subject of one of the greatest pieces of fraud ó I repeat the word ďfraudĒó on the American public by special interest groups that I have seen in my lifetime.
No, thatís not my opinion,(well, it is but I didnít originally say it). Nor was it said by President Obama, Mayor Bloomberg; not Rambo, Rimbaud, or a random, raving ranter.
That anti-Second Amendment sentiment was said by none other than Chief Justice Warren Burger, a hard-nosed conservative appointed by Richard Nixon.
Luckily, for Burger at any rate, he didnít live long enough to see that the ďfraud,Ē which was supposed to give us the right to bear arms against tyranny, has instead allowed tyranny to bear arms against us.
The first ten days of this month alone saw two separate school shootings. Two!
Weíre literally being held hostage by mentally disturbed kids who are supported by mentally disturbed grown men who run the NRA, who in turn control mentally unfit politicians.
What happened to elected officials who placed the welfare of our country before the welfare of their pockets? They were done in by the gun lobby, thatís what.
Horrifying as it is to believe, since 1990, killers have walked into 170 schools fully loaded to inflict untold horror upon thousands
What was a shocking, sickening occurrence at Columbine High School in 1999 has become so much a part of the fabric of our shredding democracy that the news stories last a single day.
They last a single day unless, God forbid, itís your child who is killed, maimed or destroyed for life. Then itís not a single day, but a lifetime of unimaginable grief.
The killing and maiming of our children must be laid at the bloody feet of our cowardly elected officials who do the bidding of the NRA, which has distorted the concept of the right to bear arms into the right to kill kids with assault weapons.
The Second Amendment consists of one sentence:ďA well regulated militia, being necessary for the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.Ē
What happened to elected officials who placed the welfare of our country before the welfare of their pockets?
That sentence, with its strangely placed commas, has been endlessly debated. Does it mean citizens needed to be armed to secure against a tyrannical government when we had no standing army? Probably, yet ironically now itís our government thatís controlled by a tyrannical gun lobby.
And our elected cowards are cogs in the machine that kills our kids like useless detritus of the gun debate.
The Brennan Center for Law points out that the words on the NRA building facade are no longer about marksmanship. Now itís a truncated version of the Second Amendment:ď... the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.Ē
Clearly, the first part of the sentence ó about a well-regulated militia ó didnít fit. No, I donít mean it wouldnít fit on the NRA facade, but with its agenda.