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08-16-2015, 10:10 PM

During a recent appearance on Newsmax TV, Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz said the Second Amendment is an “absurd thing” in our constitution and that our legal framework needs to be adjusted “to create a presumption against gun ownership instead of a presumption in favor of gun ownership.”

Dershowitz said:

We have tried an experiment for the last 250 years and it’s failed miserably and we have to start a new approach. The new approach has to be guns should not be available to people generally, except if they have a significant need.

If I could write the Bill of Rights over again, I would skip amendment number two. We’re the only country in the world that puts in our Constitution the right to bear arms. It’s an absurd thing to be in our Constitution, but it’s in our Constitution. We have to live with it.

He then referenced the attack that killed two people in the Grand Theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana, saying, “Guns have to be well regulated and they are not well regulated in this country. We’re going to have these kinds of massacres over and over and over again until we change the gun culture and the National Rifle Association is part of the problem, not part of the solution.”

Dershowitz contends that if you want a gun you should have to go to the police or other authorities, borrow a gun for self-defense purposes or hunting, then be required to return it when finished using it.


Gun Confiscation By British Started Revolutionary War

The maelstrom about removing guns from the populace, completely forgets true history. The 2nd Amendment was never about hunting with guns. During the American Revolutionary War, the first shot fired over a bridge in Concord [4/18/1775], was to try and stop the British from coming into America and take away America’s guns.
Paul Revere’s goal was to spread the news through Middlesex County, the population center of Massachusetts.

The British Are Coming!

Revere’s warning made it to Concord, even though Dr. Samuel Prescott carried the message the last few miles. Longfellow, eighty years later, told Revere’s story in verse ["Listen my children and you shall hear, Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere"].

For months before Revere’s ride, constrictions between the Colonists and British were increasing. The British wanted to ensure troops would control the colony if rebellion occurred. Orders went out to seize weapons stored by Colonists.

British troops (Redcoats) traveled up the coast to appropriate ammunitions. Revere, and the Sons of Liberty, alerted the townspeople of the British invasion well before arrival.

Redcoats then decided to take a short water route across Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Revere knew lanterns shining from the steeple of the tallest building in Boston, would clearly be seen on the other side of the Harbor. At the very top he lit, and briefly held up two lanterns, long enough to be seen by the patriots in Charlestown before he was captured.

These lanterns, from the King’s own church, ignited the American Revolution. No guns were ever confiscated. Events of April 18, 1775 – The Old North Church will verify the above events.


08-17-2015, 06:07 AM
Twits like Dershowitz make me proud to be an NRA member.

08-17-2015, 06:33 AM
Alan Dershowitz has been arguing against the 2nd amendment for years. Here's an exchange on Piers Anthony CNN show 2012-12-18:

Dershowitz: also said "And there are better ways of addressing security [than CCW teachers]. I was recently at the White House and you have to go through one door first, it locks behind you, and you have to go through another door, you get tested for metal and everything else"
Jeffery Toobin "Good Lord, You want to have elementary schools like the west wing of the white house?"
Dershowitz: "That's right. It's the reality of life, its far less restrictive of freedom than if we start locking people up, or controlling video games. Compromises with convenience .... If you compare any comparable area of the united states, New York against London [England], Fairfax to Oxford, to any comparable county in Europe or most parts of Asia, you find a tremendous difference between gun crimes. Take another country Israel where obviously people need to have guns because of terrorism and there's almost no gun crime, because in order to get a gun in Israel you have to have a six month waiting period, you have to take a mental health exam, you gotta go to shooting ranges and pass a test, you can only get 50 rounds of ammunition and that's a lifetime supply. Every originalist (2nd amendment) should go and carry [muskets]"

Again on Piers Morgan, 2012-09-04, John Lott and Alan Dershowitz were on together.
Alan Dershowitz's point was it was "common sense" Lott was wrong, therefore Lott's peer reviewed research, including by The National Research Council had it exactly backwards.

Again on Piers Morgan, 2012-07-23, John Lott and Alan Dershowitz were on together.
Alan Dershowitz repeatedly scolding Lott for his “junk science.” Morgan repeatedly told Lott that he was spouting “nonsense.”

08-17-2015, 04:46 PM
Sounds like Dershowitz hates America & wants to start over. What a loser.

08-19-2015, 08:17 AM
Constitutions, Charters, Bills O Rights are difficult to alter for this very reason.

The only "failed" experiments that I can see in the last century are communism, fascism, and hard left socialism

And yet these cognac sniffing armchair dictators still persist in their fantasies.

Gladly they are all spoiled and gutless wankers who want others to fight their social revolution for them

08-22-2015, 01:44 AM
Dershowitz is a piece of garbage.