For the Hundredth Time, The Second Amendment is Not About Hunting

The fact that we are now weeks into this reenergized debate on gun control, which is of course occurring well over a decade after the consensus in the legal community emerged that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to bear arms and that this right reflects the founders understanding that arms are needed for the protection of life and liberty—a consensus that has now been enshrined in two Supreme Court decisions—I am still reading these idiotic remarks from Leftists about how certain guns should be banned in part because there is no hunting application for them. Seriously! WTF? 

If you want to cling to an imaginary body of jurisprudence that supports a collective rights interpretation of the Second Amendment or otherwise assert that the only legitimate use of  guns are is for hunting and shooting soda cans, then go with God and enjoy your delusion. Just please have the decency to be quietly stupid rather than raucously so. 

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I'm a political analyst by vocation, but not of the sort of politics I'm looking at on this site. Having had the good fortune of experiencing a number of foreign countries, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that the USA is the only place for me. Although it may not seem like it sometimes, this country is still the freest, and hence the greatest on Earth. However, I worry that some of the rights and freedoms I value are under threat, so I started this site to blow off some steam and air some of my views in the hope of starting a conversation with other people out there. I'd love to hear what you think about my ideas even if you don't agree with them.