“Mythological Claptrap” 0
Jay Bookman writes in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
According to some, the primary purpose of the Second Amendment is to ensure that citizens have enough firepower to overthrow the federal government, should it become necessary to do so. If the government ever loses its fear of such a revolt, the theory goes, our liberty ends and tyranny begins.
Let me be blunt: That is mythological claptrap. But like a lot of mythological claptrap, it can push weak-minded people — the Timothy McVeighs of the world — to do stupid and dangerous things.
And whom does he cite as his authority? Justice Scalia.
Follow the link for the evidence.