POLITICO Magazine: How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment

POLITICO Magazine’s Michael Waldman did a long recounting of how the National Rifle Association fought to eliminate the idea that any responsibility whatsoever is associated with gun ownership:

“‘A fraud on the American public.’ That’s how former Chief Justice Warren Burger described the idea that the Second Amendment gives an unfettered individual right to a gun. When he spoke these words to PBS in 1990, the rock-ribbed conservative appointed by Richard Nixon was expressing the longtime consensus of historians and judges across the political spectrum.

Twenty-five years later, Burger’s view seems as quaint as a powdered wig. Not only is an individual right to a firearm widely accepted, but increasingly states are also passing laws to legalize carrying weapons on streets, in parks, in bars—even in churches.”

Read the full piece at POLITICO Magazine.

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