Why Democrats should support the Second Amendment

By | September 15, 2018

Democrats should support the Second Amendment for the same reason it was originally ratified over 200 years ago: as a last defense against tyranny.  Assuming that the impeachment process becomes thwarted or corrupted, if citizens don’t have the right to bear arms – i.e., if tyrants own all the weapons – how could those citizens (organizing themselves as state militias) hope to overthrow an authoritarian federal regime that subverts our democratic institutions, attacks and undermines the credibility of our free press, and replaces the rule of law with a cult of personality?  As Jefferson said, “a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing.” A majority of Americans support the Second Amendment, so Democrats should get on board and stop shooting themselves in the foot.

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