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The War Between the Amendments

farpstabber1 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 8:14 PM
Well, you seem to have made a start at being a columnist yourself. However, your idea that we "regulate the violence and pro homosexuality out of the media" leads me to believe that your journalistic career will be a short one.

The horrific Newtown, Conn., mass shooting has unleashed a frenzy to pass new gun-control legislation. But the war over restricting firearms is not just between liberals and conservatives; it also pits the first two amendments to the U.S. Constitution against each other.

Apparently, in the sequential thinking of James Madison and the Founding Fathers, the right to free expression and the guarantee to own arms were the two most important personal liberties. But now these two cherished rights seem to be at odds with each other and have caused bitter exchanges between interpreters of the Constitution.

Many liberals believe there is...