Law School Professor Says We Should Repeal the Second Amendment at Recent Event
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A Texas A&M University Law Professor, Mary Margaret Penrose, said at a recent event that she essentially supports repealing the Second Amendment and making guns a state’s rights issue.
According to CT News Junkies:
Penrose asked the audience — a room packed full of lawyers and law school students — how many of them felt the legislative and judicial responses to gun violence have been effective. Not a single hand went up.
“I think I’m in agreement with you and, unfortunately, drastic times require drastic measures,” Penrose said. “. . . 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.”
Rather than applying the amendment to all states, Penrose recommended striking the provision to enable individual states greater discretion in determining their own gun policies.
“The beauty of a ‘states’ rights model’ solution, is it allows those of you who want to live in a state with strong restrictions to do so and those who want to live in a state with very loose restrictions to do so,” she said.
I’d like to point out a couple of things here. First, Penrose is a law professor, which means she will be shaping the minds of tomorrow’s prosecutors, judges and the numerous people who turn careers in law into careers in politics.
Second, even if the Second Amendment was repealed, it wouldn’t change the fact that we have an innate right to self defense and that includes the ability to own the best tools for the job. Just because many countries around the globe are on the wrong side of this issue from a human rights standpoint doesn’t mean we should be too.