Monday, December 23, 2013

Ongoing Tantrums

Another self-styled expert on the Constitution weighs in. 



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.
Yep - that's all it says. No mention of the right to keep ALL arms. No mention of semi-automatics. Representative Hoell (like all teabaggers) is quick to throw that "breaking his oath" thing around. 
Of course this is JR Hoell we're speaking of - a guy who filed a criminal complaint against 189 members of the NH House because he was peeved about the way they voted on the so-called Stand Your Ground law. 
This is the same JR Hoell who is threatening armed insurrection because he's miffed at his own political party for flirting with Scott Brown as a candidate for US Senate. 
There does seem to be a pattern here. Whenever people don't do what JR Hoell wants, he has a tantrum. 


Anonymous said...

OF course, if you go by the strictest of interpretations of the 2nd amendment (as conservatives like to do with the constitution, RIGHT?) , allowing the national guard to have one musket per soldier - with all other guns totally banned - would meet the minimum requirements of the amendment.

Anonymous said...

You cannot legislate nor buy nor teach common sense. Most Americans appear not to have it. The reason why we are the most violent society in western culture. Very civilized indeed and upholding a constitutional amendment to enforce and secure this desire for violence screams volumes.

samiinh said...

It's my understanding that the 2nd Amendment was written into the Bill of Rights to appease the southern states who feared slave rebellions if they did not control the guns. The southern states still demand accommodation and the rest of the country must do it to prevent their tantrums.