Michael Moore’s Absurd Plea for a New Second Amendment
It’s no surprise to see liberal documentarian Michael Moore at the forefront of the latest gun debate; Moore achieved his greatest commercial success with a movie called “Bowling for Columbine” that addressed the topic of American gun violence and he has been a staunch and persistent enemy of the Second Amendment for most of his career. This, however, may be the first time that Moore has proposed repealing the Second Amendment and replacing it with one of his own device. Ladies and gentlemen, we offer to you Michael Moore’s idea for a 28th Amendment to the Constitution:
“A well regulated State National Guard, being helpful to the safety and security of a State in times of need, along with the strictly regulated right of the people to keep and bear a limited number of non-automatic Arms for sport and hunting, with respect to the primary right of all people to be free from gun violence, this shall not be infringed.”
Now what would this accomplish? Well, Moore is happy to expound on the extraordinary gun laws we could quickly pass if we had this new, weaker version of the Second Amendment. Laws like:
- Requiring men to get legal permission from their wives/girlfriends before purchasing a gun!
- Banning the sale and ownership of all auto and semi-auto guns!
- Banning guns and magazines that can hold more than six rounds of ammo!
- Mandatory “smart gun” technology that allows only the owner of a gun to pull the trigger!
And our favorite, which we’ll leave in its original, unedited form:
One’s guns must be stored at a licensed gun club or government-regulated gun storage facility. Believing that having a gun in your home provides you with protection is an American myth. People who die from a home invasion make up a sad but minuscule .04% of all gun murders in the US. And over a third of them are killed by their own gun that the criminal has either stolen or wrestled from them.
Moore doesn’t tell us what gun owners would have to go through in order to get their possessions out of these storage facilities or how long they would be allowed to hold onto them before the police come looking for them, and we’re not sure we really want to know the answers. Suffice to say that if Moore’s new and improved “gun rights” amendment allows for these kinds of laws, he could have saved himself the trouble of writing a replacement. Just abolish the Second Amendment and be done with it.
We don’t know what this country will look like in another two hundred years so we won’t make any long-term predictions, but we do know that this kind of dystopian nightmare is not coming to the U.S. in our lifetimes. This is nothing more or less than a revealing look into a left-wing, authoritarian fantasy, and it’s just about as disturbing as you might have guessed.