One might be forgiven for believing that when U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) urged President Obama to “exploit” (Nadler’s term) the murdered children of Sandy Hook Elementary, forcible citizen disarmament advocates could go no lower, become no more contemptible. As understandable as that belief is, it is unfortunately also untrue.
Insatiable “gun control” advocate Michael Moore’s enormous appetite for oppressive gun regulation is such that he is gleefully predicting that photos of the butchered children will be leaked to the public, causing such a tsunami of anti-gun hysteria (above and beyond the agenda driven mass media “feeding frenzy” we have already been seeing for the last three months) that the public will join Moore and his fellow anti-gun jihadists in demanding that the American people be disarmed. As he wrote in the Huffington Post:
But I am telling you now, that moment will come with the Newtown photos – and you will have to look. You will have to look at who and what we are, and what we’ve allowed to happen. At the end of World War II, General Eisenhower ordered that thousands of German civilians be forced to march through the concentration camps so they could witness what was happening just down the road from them during the years that they turned their gaze away, or didn’t ask, or didn’t do anything to stop the murder of millions.
We could talk about the fact that the Newtown families themselves are horrified and outraged by Moore’s disgusting plan to exploit their slain children for his agenda, but let’s instead take a closer look at what Moore is saying (and we’ll even ignore for now that he is comparing the honoring of free citizens’ right to keep and bear arms to the genocidal evil of Nazi Germany):
Most of us continue to say we “support the Second Amendment” as if it were written by God (or we’re just afraid of being seen as anti-American). But this amendment was written by the same white men who thought a Negro was only 3/5 human. We’ve done nothing to revise or repeal this – and that makes us responsible, and that is why we must look at the pictures of the 20 dead children laying [sic] with what’s left of their bodies on the classroom floor in Newtown, Connecticut.
Note that his chastisement of America is based on the fact that we haven’t moved to “revise or repeal” the Second Amendment. That is a pretty clear tacit acknowledgment that any new oppression of gun owners that would have any hope of preventing such atrocities as Sandy Hook (and realistically speaking, it takes an enormous amount of unwarranted optimism to believe that any laws, no matter how draconian, would prevent such evil) would defy the Second Amendment. That’s the kind of argument that MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough claims is “willfully ignorant,” and intended to “mislead” Americans about supposed limits on the right to keep and bear arms..
Moore, in fact, objects even to any expression of support for the Second Amendment, whether sincere or not:
And while you’re looking at the heinous photographs, try saying those words out loud: “I support the Second Amendment!” Something, I’m guessing, won’t feel right.
Moore takes a back seat to no one in his rabid hostility toward the Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms, but even he, it seems, acknowledges that the forcible citizen disarmament edicts he demands are forbidden by the Second Amendment. Granted, he is unlikely to acknowledge that, as the Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Cruikshank, in 1876, and reaffirmed in District of Columbia v. Heller, in 2008, “[t]his is not a right granted by the Constitution. Neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence,” thus meaning that even repeal of the Second Amendment does nothing to affect the right it guarantees.
And he’ll certainly never acknowledge that decent Americans will kill anyone who attempts to disarm us. Even so, his acknowledgement of the scope and power of the Second Amendment should be shouted from every rooftop.
- Bill Maher asks what Constitutional rights we should lose–2nd Amendment chosen
- New York Times hosts call to ‘get rid of the right to bear arms’
- Congressman wants murdered children ‘exploited,’ wants ‘war’ with NRA