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  •  The diarist said he is "from the Left" (3+ / 0-)
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    DefendOurConstitution, JayBat, Recall

    I just stated what the standard "leftist" position on the 2nd Amendment is—although it used to also be the position of conservatives.

    Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Warren Burger, a conservative appointed by Richard Nixon had said in 1993 that the idea that the 2nd amendment applied to individuals was " the biggest fraud -- I repeat the word fraud -- ever perpetrated by an interest group ( the NRA) on the American people".
    Supreme Court ruling on 2nd amendment proves conservative hypocrisy and dishonesty
    •  And, (8+ / 0-)

      there isn't anything particularly "leftist" or liberal about the individual right of the 2nd. It would take a conservative and a truthfully dishonest reading of the 2nd to think that it does not imply an individual right. This is basic left/right politics and grammar. The political "left" seems to have a very conservative view on this particular issue. There is a reason why the lifting of weapon restrictions is referred to as the liberalization of gun laws.

      Purity trolling about what is really "liberal" or leftist when one is talking to a genuine socialist, me, is pretty hilarious. It is funnier when people imply I must be a conservative because of my left leaning views on all matters, but specifically the 2nd when that issue has come up. The cognitive dissonance is deafening. I guess people don't know what the labels "right" and "left" really mean anymore beyond team sports.

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