Monday, August 11, 2014

Not a 'protected group'

This shouldn't be shocking to those who care about their 2nd amendment rights.

Gun owners are not a “protected group” under the Constitution, according to a philosophy professor at the University of North Dakota (UND).

Jack Russell Weinstein, who is also the director of the Institute for Philosophy in Public Life at UND, claimed that people uncomfortable with open-carry gun owners should simply leave a business or restaurant where the activists are present—even if that means not paying the tab. He refuted the idea that to actively treat gun owners as if one is afraid of them is discriminatory in nature because gun owners are not “traditionally marginalized” and are not a “protected group.”

“Even if the people with guns are carrying a sign claiming to be activists (which they do not do), they could be lying, just setting us all up for slaughter.”

“First of all, under the Constitution, we have protected groups and traditionally marginalized people—women in this country, African-Americans in this country, gays and lesbians in this country—if you leave because they’re there and they’re no threat to you, than that’s a problem. Gun owners are not a protected group,” Weinstein said in a video. “The right to carry weapons may be, depending on where you are; the right to bear arms certainly is, but of course the right to bear arms doesn’t mean the right to bear every arm, it doesn’t mean the right to bear all the arms. It only means the rights to bear arms.”

Just remember, he's a professor of philosophy!

He isn't just wrong, he's as wrong as wrong can be.

The 2nd Amendment calls for a well regulated militia,

if you look at it from a strict constitutional standpoint, the Constitution calls for citizens to be heavily armed, if not armed as much as the Federal Government.

More importantly, what this professor is saying is wrong. There is no scale on what type of arms are allowed to be kept. Any and all arms are allowed by Constitutional decree.

More importantly, it says right there "the right of the people to keep and bear arms."

In other words, the right to carry your weapon shall not be infringed.

On top of it, the rational is completely faulty.  There are many gun rights advocates who were indeed killed during the beginning days of the Holocaust.

In 1931, Weimar authorities discovered plans for a Nazi takeover in which Jews would be denied food and persons refusing to surrender their guns within 24 hours would be executed. They were written by Werner Best, a future Gestapo official. In reaction to such threats, the government authorized the registration of all firearms and the confiscation thereof, if required for “public safety.” 
The interior minister warned that the records must not fall into the hands of any extremist group.
In 1933, the ultimate extremist group, led by Adolf Hitler, seized power and used the records to identify, disarm, and attack political opponents and Jews. Constitutional rights were suspended, and mass searches for and seizures of guns and dissident publications ensued. Police revoked gun licenses of Social Democrats and others who were not “politically reliable.”

How do idiots like this keep turning up at as teachers across this country?