The text of the Second Amendment goes like this:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Some politicians see that and think it means that only the military can have guns. Even though the Constitution gives the Congress the ability to “raise and support Armies” in Article 1, Section 8. Somehow the “right of the people” part is overlooked and ignored.
The words are plain to see, but for some reason people’s reading comprehension is really bad.
The text of the First Amendment goes like this:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Well, in the wake of a viral video about Sinclair broadcasting these same politicians with their reading comprehension issues looked at the First Amendemnt and couldn’t see the part about “abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.“ That blurred out just as much as the “right of the people to keep and bear arms.”
Maria Cantwell, Tom Udall, Patty Murray, Elizabeth Warren, Ron Wyden, Ed Markey, Richard Blumenthal, Tina Smith, Bernie Sanders, Jeff Merkley, Tammy Baldwin, and Cory Booker, all US Senators wrote a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, demanding an investigation into Sinclair Brodacasting Group and possibly pulling their FCC rights.
If you want to ban scary looking guns, why wouldn’t you want to ban scary sound bites?
No right is safe from people like this.