On Tuesday, a student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School made one of the most factually false statements about the Second Amendment in the history of Twitter, which ignited the social media platform into a firestorm.
In a tweet, far-left activist Cameron Kasky claimed: “The first amendment has restrictions. The second amendment has no restrictions. These weapons are not in the hands of “well-regulated” militias. The changes the people are demanding do not desecrate the second amendment, they just make it a safe addition to our constitution.”
The first amendment has restrictions.
The second amendment has no restrictions. These weapons are not in the hands of “well-regulated” militias.
The changes the people are demanding do not desecrate the second amendment, they just make it a safe addition to our constitution.
— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) March 27, 2018
Kasky’s latest lie is so patently false that it is embarrassing for the anti-gun movement that he supports, as it undermines its legitimacy in the eyes of critics and independent-minded thinkers who are looking for the truth.
Here are just some of the regulations that limit the scope of the Second Amendment:
National Firearms Act (NFA) – “The importation of certain firearms, including but not limited to, machineguns, silencers, certain weapons made from rifles or shotguns, and destructive devices is also restricted under the National Firearms Act (NFA). 26 U.S.C. § 5844.”
Arms Export Control Act of 1976 (AECA) – “The importation of certain defense articles to include certain firearms, firearms parts, ammunition and certain other military equipment is subject to the provisions of the Arms Export Control Act of 1976 (AECA). 22 U.S.C. § 2778.”
Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA) – “The Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA) generally prohibits the importation of firearms, firearm frames or receivers, firearm barrels and ammunition into the United States. However, the GCA creates several narrow categories of firearms the Attorney General shall authorize for importation.”
Firearm Owners’ Protection Act – “The Act also amended the GCA to prohibit the transfer or possession of machineguns. Exceptions were made for transfers of machineguns to, or possession of machineguns by, government agencies, and those lawfully possessed before the effective date of the prohibition, May 19, 1986.”
Brady Law – “Enacted in 1993, the Brady Act is a federal law that requires federally licensed firearms dealers (FFLs) to conduct background checks on potential firearm purchasers.”
Needless to say, Kasky’s lie did not go over well on Twitter:
Categorically false. There are dozens of restrictions on #2A
– National Firearms Act of 1934
– Hundreds of federal laws (many that aren't enforced.)
– MANY SCOTUS rulings that limit and explain what the amendment means.
But go on, continue to make "facts" up. https://t.co/leqd5zmj18
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) March 27, 2018
Note that liberals NEVER talk about the basic right – they are focused solely on "exceptions" designed to negate it.
Buy guns and ammunition. And speak freely. They hate those things. https://t.co/BvWNrEgmHx
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) March 27, 2018
“Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited…” – Antonin Scalia, District of Columbia vs. Heller
Stay in school, Cameron. https://t.co/penZY8bxo0
— silence dogood (@thefunnymuggle) March 27, 2018
Why couldn’t I buy a handgun until I was 21? Why did I have to drive back to my state of residency to do it? Why did I have to pay to get a permit to carry it? No restrictions, what a ridiculous claim. https://t.co/VBnjhzCEdo
— Hunter (@mh_richardson) March 27, 2018
Because there are no gun laws. Or something. https://t.co/vzIk4ZJ6dW
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) March 27, 2018