View Full Version : Great article in the OC Register

12-17-2012, 8:15 PM
Here's a snippet that takes this to the reality level that nobody else has discussed.

"A constitutional amendment is beyond daunting. Two-thirds of the House and the Senate? Three-fourths of the states? There is a reason only 17 amendments have passed in 221 years, and none remotely as divisive as a proposed gun ban since an alcohol ban was ratified (1919) and repealed (1933). Some constitutional scholars believe no constitutional amendment will ever pass again."


12-18-2012, 8:31 AM
Article gets the timeline wrong on Heller and McDonald (6/2008 and 6/2010, respectively):

"But just two years ago, the Supreme Court on a 5-4 vote said the Second Amendment barred states from restricting handguns so heavily that it amounted to a ban. Four years before that, it barred Congress from doing the same. Thus, not only is confiscation unconstitutional, but so is virtually any outright ban on guns."

Other than that, Mickadeit is showing some progress.