The liberal left’s willingness to attack the Second Amendment is one thing, (and a well understood political reality in the United States as anti-gun rhetoric tends to be good fundraising fodder), but their continued attempts to exploit a grieving nation in this pursuit should be recognized and rebuked when they jump the shark.
This week, in the still-fresh wake of the Uvalde massacre, CNN even went so far as to publish an op-ed suggesting that the right to bear arms itself should be repealed.
Longtime liberal radio host Bill Press wrote an op-ed Thursday calling for the Second Amendment to be outright repealed.
“The only effective way to deal with the Second Amendment is to repeal it — and then replace it with something that makes sense in a civilized society,” Press wrote for CNN in an article titled “There’s no way to fix the Second Amendment. Let’s just get rid of it.”
“I’m hardly the first person to say that the Second Amendment has been a disaster for this country. In fact, two Supreme Court justices — justices appointed by Republican presidents — have said as much,” he added.
Then, in an incendiary slant that seems to be more clickbait than conversation:
Press reiterated the claim and expounded on it. He wrote, “Indeed, you only have to read the Second Amendment to see what a fraud it’s become.”
He claimed that “there’s no way you can logically leap” from the text of the Second Amendment “to the unfettered right of any citizen to buy as many guns — and any kind of gun — that they want, without the government being able to do anything about it.”
The suggestion is aimed at an American populace that is still grieving mightily from the horrors that occurred at Robb Elementary School, and at a time in which even the good guys with guns were unwilling to step into action.