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The 2nd Amendment Isn’t About Hunting: It’s About Self-Defense

January 11, 2013
AWR Hawkins
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When Gov. Cuomo argued against guns with magazines that hold 10 rounds on Jan. 9, he tried to justify it by saying, “No one hunts with an assault rifle. No one needs 10 rounds to kill a deer.”

Problem one: He’s wrong in the same way Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) was wrong when he said no one hunts with an AR-15. Tons of people hunt with these kinds of rifles.

Problem two: It isn’t about hunting — never has been, never will be.

The 2nd Amendment wasn’t given to us to protect our right to duck or deer hunt but to defend our lives and our property and to repel tyranny, period.

When the left twists the 2nd Amendment to make it about hunting, they do so to effectively cut all non-hunters out of the equation, which lessens the size of the opposition by lopping off those who own guns for other purposes (self-defense). And this also gives them grounds to limit guns and gun-types based on hunting applications.

However, this is a specious tactic at best, because the 2nd Amendment is not about hunting.

As the Supreme Court said in both their District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago  decisions, “individual self defense is “the central component‘ of the Second Amendment Right.” (italics in original)

This is not an argument against hunting. It’s just a reminder that that’s not the reason the Founding Fathers wanted us to be armed.

One Comment leave one →
  1. January 11, 2013 10:40 pm

    Not necessarily: The 2ND Amendment is not specific. However it is specific that the President is the commander in chief responsible for th security the nation, as such no restrictions are made except Congressional approval of cost and use if the President order specific war weapons for the defense of the Nation. Therefore the President has the sole power to order war weapons to be used only by the Government and not to be sold in the open market. Such weapons could be purchased only from Government departments by approved entities such as States and security personnel.
    He could do that without infringing in the 2nd amendment or the NRA. The issue for civilians, personal security weapons, will be a State matter. I personally object to merchant of death making blood profit, so do most people, the issue is not Guns, it is profit and merchandising of guns.
    blood profit

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