Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Quote of the day: Today in gun rights

I can recall moments during the previous administration in which people's First Amendment rights were curtailed when they wore the wrong T-shirt to an appearance by the president. I can remember Bong Hits 4 Jesus, too. But an estranged spouse has a right to a deadly weapon up until the point when he actually shoots it at the person who has sought legal refuge?
- Charlie Pierce, citing a perfect illustration of this blog's motto: The First Amendment should always triumph over the Second Amendment.

The First Amendment has been the guarantor of our most important rights: to know when our nation is lying to us about a war our people are dying in, to protect our children's right to read freely, to disagree publicly with the politicians we've elected when we think they've gone wrong.

Seriously -- for all the breast-beating of its extremist supporters, what has the Second Amendment ever done for us that can match that?

By the way, the stories CP mentions get the p3 treatment here and here.

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