It seems as though some nutjob running for office in California is calling for (among other things) repeal of the 2nd Amendment.
Though I'm not sure he could understand the concepts contained herein, I have one thing to say to such a proposal.
Repealing the 2nd Amendment doesn’t make it go away anymore than repealing the rest of the Bill of Rights would allow the government to kick in my door and rob, beat, imprison and torture me with impunity. The 2nd Amendment is inherent and inalienable just like the rest of the Bill of Rights. Words on ink & parchment don't "grant" me the right to keep & bear arms, they merely codify a pre-existing right. My rights, all of them, exist independent of the Constitution.
Oh, and Molon Labe. It always amazes me those who call for repeal of a portion of the Bill of Rights. Do they really think my rights can be voted away? Do they really think millions of armed Americans would just sit back and say "yes master?" A Bill of Rights was a necessary condition for the ratification of the entire Constitution. Would the repeal of one (or more) of them mean the dissolution of the entire document?
I honestly don't believe they think at all. They're stupid, irrational and outright crazy. Normal thought processes do not applyy to them. They don't consider whether repeal would be Constitutional, or what the implications of it would be. No, they don't think about anything beyond "guns are icky, let's get rid of that pesky 2nd Amendment. That is the depth of their capacity for rational thought.
I'm not surprised Mr. Barkley is from California. That level of batshit insane could only come from the liberal, ass backward state of California, where the the persistent failures of liberal policies are lauded and celebrated.
h/t to breda via e-mail.