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David Hogg, who has been fighting the Second Amendment for years, now believes he understands it

Unsurprising to anyone, David Hogg did some research on the Second Amendment and determined that it confirmed everything he already believed was true.

History and law professors have, of course, long been an unbiased source on the topic of gun rights and the Second Amendment. LOL.

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That’s right, the text ‘the right of the people’ somehow means the Framers were protecting state militias ‘like the national guard’ in the mind of David Hogg and his professors.

It’s amazing Hogg can detach the ‘shall not be infringed’ part from the ‘right of the people to keep and bear Arms’ text that immediately precedes it and expect you to buy it.

The actual text of the Second Amendment, without the Hogg filter:

‘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.’

The Second Amendment exists to remind those who feared a too-powerful federal government that, unlike most other nations, the American people were armed. Madison made this exact point in Federalist 46.

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Unfortunately for David Hogg, his research, and his professors, the Supreme Court has decided otherwise.

In our best wig-wearing formerly-British voice: ‘Hear! Hear!’

Amazing how that works, eh?

LOL.

It’s not ignored. It’s there to provide context. ‘Hey, you people worried about the federal government forming standing armies, you’ll still be able to form well-regulated militias from the citizens of your states because literally nobody doubts their right to keep and bear their own arms.’ We took the liberty of paraphrasing, obviously.

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Maybe David should have asked around a little further.

It really is a dumb argument from Hogg and company at this point. Just admit that you want to take away the right clearly protected by the Second Amendment instead of pretending it wasn’t recognized in the first place.

Also: The answer is ‘no’.

What she said.

Article III, Section Eleventeenth, also known as the ‘Hogg Clause’, gives David Hogg final say over the Supreme Court.

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This is just getting embarrassing, Mr. Hogg.

And that, friends, is why we can sleep peacefully on our non-Good Pillows tonight.

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