David Hogg is the poster child for the ignorance of gun control, and the left loves him for it. Mainly because they are equally ignorant (or loathing) of the Constitution. So, clearly, the best thing for David Hogg to do is continue taking to Twitter and lecturing everyone about the Second Amendment. And it typically goes how you think it would. But he just keeps doing it.
David Hogg Second Amendment Twitter Rant—How It Started:
In the latest installment of the ongoing saga, Hogg puts his foot in it again. Specifically, he states that Americans have no right to a gun because we are not a militia.
He continues further in the thread by stating that Bruen is one of the most illogical and stupid decisions ever put out by SCOTUS. Hogg insists that a law school would give it an F if the decision had been turned in as a college paper 20 years ago.
For clarification, Hogg’s SAT at the time of his Harvard acceptance was far below the average of the bottom 25%. So, maybe he is not the person to be critiquing the brain trust of the Supreme Court of the United States.
However, the post didn’t go too well for Hogg, even incurring a fact check. Don’t you love it when the machinations of the left are levied against them?
Not just the official fact check, but many Twitter users also opined with thousands of replies. One of my personal favorites comes from Brandon Herrera, and it’s quite succinct:
“You have no right to free speech.
“[You’re] not the press. You are not an establishment of religion.
The modern interpretation of the 1A is a ridiculous fraud pushed for decades by the free speech lobby.”
Most replies simply pointed out the obvious, “The right of the people.” Gun control advocates always skip that part.
However, TheRealFreedomKat clarifies the true nature of the Constitution:
“Here’s a tip. The 2nd Amendment doesn’t give me rights. It tells the government what they’re not allowed to interfere with.”
Likewise, Lori Mills states:
“Considering my state Government puts criminal rights above [victims’] rights, my 2nd amendment right is and always will be mine. Don’t break into my home, don’t threaten my family and my gun will leave you alone.”
How It’s Going:
Apparently, the backlash caused Hogg to tweet a retraction the next day. Sort of. In reality, he just doubled down on the ridiculousness of his original tweet. And it went just about as well as the first one.
I think he’s under the impression that the government at the time wrote the Second Amendment to give themselves the right to arm themselves.
Hogg has been attending Harvard for Political Science since the Fall of 2019. So, it begs the question, what is Harvard teaching? Or, at the very least, has he been paying attention in class?
Maybe he should spend more time researching the history of the founding fathers and less time trying to rewrite it. Most are very clear about the intent behind the Second Amendment.
Specifically, according to the Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia, Jefferson did not mince words in his original drafts of the Virginia Constitution.
In it, he writes:
“No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”
It is clear he is talking about citizens, and it holds a striking similarity to “shall not be infringed.” Remember, he is an original framer of the Bill of Rights. He knows a thing or two about its intent.
There was a time when guns were easily accessible, and gun safety was taught in school. At that time, mass shooting-type events were an anomaly. Now, they are becoming commonplace, even though guns are not new—but strict gun control and gun-free zones are.
Maybe, the problem stems from another source. And until we are willing to take a serious introspective as a country, no gun ban will fix the problem. Cane killed Able with a rock.
But for now, like Thomas Jefferson:
“I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”