Guns, rights and a deportation
Americans love their guns, but what they cherish much more than guns are their rights as individuals which are entrenched in the bill of rights, and the average American understands his/her rights very well. The right to bear arms is one of the provisions in the bill, this was necessary at the time because there was concern the nation was going to descend into tyranny, attacks from Indians were common and wild animals roamed free. The original intent is debatable, some have interpreted it as a right reserved for the states to have a well-regulated militia and not a right for the individual but some Americans are not having any of that. Any suggestion of limiting this right is akin to stirring a hornet’s nest and woe betide anyone who dares challenge it. I heard Barack Obama say after the Benghazi incident that his first duty as president is to protect all Americans, how ironic the second amendment is about protecting yourself from the government.
A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. – Second amendment
I came across this really nifty explanation of the second amendment by a Yale law school professor, summed up in two pictures in the washington post. Apparently, he also writes for slate but both media organisations are liberal and nowadays, you never know who’s spinning the facts in the US. Piers morgan, an Englishman decided to stick his head into the debate, drawing the ire of pro-second amendment Americans and now has a petition signed by over 25,000 people (threshold for a response at the time) for his deportation on the whitehouse petition website. The Obama administration has been on a deportation spree of illegal immigrants lately and don’t seem interested in bothering Piers who is in the country legally.
With immigration reform and gun control dominating US politics today, two things remain certain; Piers Morgan will not be deported and y’all ain’t taking Alex Jones‘ guns from him.