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‘The White House website section on the Constitution ( https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-whit…/the-constitution/ ) instructs “The Second Amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms.” This is exactly wrong and contradicts the very nature of unalienable rights, the clear intent of the Founders and the understanding of the right as articulated by the Supreme Court.
‘Privileges are granted. Rights are inherent to the condition of being human. The Second Amendment didn’t create a right to keep and bear arms — it acknowledged a right that was already assumed and accepted at the time of ratification. Nobody in government gave us that right, so it’s not theirs to take away.
‘Please correct your website description and make an announcement about the change.’
U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- Wednesday’s AmmoLand article correcting a pro-gun writer on his presumption that the Second Amendment grants the right to keep and bear arms resonated with most of the readers commenting so far. They appear to share the clear understanding that no one in government gave us that right so it is not theirs to take away.
Surprisingly though, a Facebook colleague has alerted us to a source that just doesn’t get it: The White House.
“The Second Amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms.”
A facepalm is in order. Especially after all the fine words on the right to keep and bear arms from President Trump:
“[Y]ou have an administration fighting to protect your Second Amendment, and we will protect your Second Amendment,” he promised NRA members. “Your Second Amendment rights are under siege, but they will never, ever be under siege as long as I’m your president.”
We can argue about how sincere we think he was later. Right now, let’s focus on the White House statement. As suspected, the language is a holdover from the Obama White House.
It’s disappointing that staffers didn’t catch this. But I’m willing to stipulate this is one of a million things the president never knew about, and with all his priorities he probably never would unless someone called it to his attention.
by David Codrea via Ammoland.com