guns are ironey

By Jay Carney

Thank you for participating in We the People to speak out on an issue that matters to you.

Let’s not let arguments over the Constitution’s Second Amendment violate the spirit of its First. President Obama believes that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. However, the Constitution not only guarantees an individual right to bear arms, but also enshrines the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press — fundamental principles that are essential to our democracy. Americans may disagree on matters of public policy and express those disagreements vigorously, but no one should be punished by the government simply because he or she expressed a view on the Second Amendment — or any other matter of public concern.

We recognize that the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, sparked an intense, and at times emotional, national conversation about the steps we can take as a country to reduce gun violence. In fact, your petition is one of many on the issue, and President Obama personally responded by sharing his viewson this important issue.

Rep. Dan Muhlbauer said governments should start confiscating semi-automatic rifles and other firearms…

White House press secretary Jay Carney issued a factually incorrect response Wednesday to the White House petition to deport British-born CNN host Piers Morgan, wrongly claiming that Morgan, who has launched repeated televised attacks on the Second Amendment, is protected from deportation by the First Amendment
the First Amendment does not protect Morgan from possible deportation in this case…

5 Comments!

  1. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 3:47 pm |

    Treason is not protected speech under the First Amendment.
    Unless the Second Amendment is repealed (the debate surrounding that would be protected speech), proposing to ignore it or to ride roughshod over it is tantamount to treason (not in the constitutional-crime sense, but in the betrayal of the American people sense). It would also be a violation of one’s oath of office.

  2. Jess
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm |

    Yeah. They say things like that, but if you remember Waco, you realize they will use tanks if they don’t like what you say.

  3. JoeBandMember™
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 7:10 pm |

    MOLON LABE.

  4. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 10:56 pm |

    One of the Tactics of The Abuser/Bully [Tyrant]: accuse the victim of being “overly emotional and unreasonable”

  5. Zipser
    Posted January 10, 2013 at 8:57 am |

    So Carney let us know that “President Obama believes that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms.”

    That’s nice but who cares? What matters is the Constitution and recent Supreme Court rulings. Do I have that right?