Piers Morgan isn’t the only one calling for the 2nd Amendment to be “rephrased”. There’s a law professor in Texas who agrees, and adds that it needs to be repealed and replaced.
It comes as a slight surprise that this came out of Texas. Of course, it’s also a little surprising that it’s illegal to open carry handguns there. You can open carry semi-automatic rifles, but not handguns. (I guess there’s no other way to carry a rifle. It’s not like you can conceal it in your pants.)
So, Texas A&M Professor Mary Margaret Penrose gave a speech at a gun control event in Connecticut to an audience mostly comprised of law students, lawyers and fellow law professors. She says she wants to scrap the 2nd Amendment, because it’s “outdated,” according to the Daily Caller:
“I think the Second Amendment is misunderstood, and I think it’s time today, in our drastic measures, to repeal and replace that Second Amendment.”
Penrose also noted that she tells students in her constitutional law courses that the entire United States Constitution is an obsolete document.
“Why do we keep such an allegiance to a constitution that was driven by 18th Century concerns?” she asked, according to CTNewsJunkie. “How many of you recognize that the main concern of the 18th Century was a standing army? That’s what motivated the Second Amendment: fear of a standing army.” She described herself as “somewhat agnostic about guns” but “extremely passionate about” the Constitution she calls outdated.
Connecticut’s gun-grabbing governor was also a speaker there. He flaunted the gun control laws that he signed into law in the wake of the Sandy Hook incident.
So, Professor Penrose thinks the Constitution is an anachronistic relic of history. But isn’t it the “law of the land?” Liberals tell us that we can’t repeal the unconstitutional and immoral Obamacare, because it’s the “law of the land.” It’s too late. It’s a done deal.
But something as foundational as the Constitution itself is now subject to repeal? We’re called racists for speaking out in favor of repealing Obamacare. What does that make this professor who wants to scrap the entire document upon which every law in this country is (ostensibly) based?