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Constitutional law prof: 2nd Amendment is a “threat to liberty,” must be repealed

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Fresh off of the rape hoax story that earned them an expensive lawsuit from the University of Virginia, writers at Rolling Stone have come up with a new piece of rubbish, this time aimed at repealing the Second Amendment.

Constitutional law professor David S. Cohen wrote an article that revived several debunked claims about the Second Amendment and said it is now “the essence of American democracy” to repeal it.

A quick look at Cohen’s faculty page on the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University describes his scholarship as “the intersection of constitutional law and gender, emphasizing sex segregation, [and] masculinity.”

Cohen began his column by saying that he “reveres” the Constitution “when it is used to further social justice and make our country a more inclusive one.” He went on to describe the writers of the constitution as massively flawed, and claimed they had no idea how the Second Amendment would evolve.

Calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment, Cohen said “liberty is not a one way street,” and claimed that people should have the freedom to shop, get their hair done, and go about their daily activities without the fear of being shot.

While his liberty argument may seem reasonable to the average, uninformed citizen, Cohen fails to point out that mass shootings overwhelmingly occur in places where guns have been banned. Gun laws in Florida prevent patrons from carrying guns into any establishment where the main purpose is serving alcohol. Pulse Night Club in Orlando fell under this category. Other mass shootings in Newtown, Aurora, San Bernardino, and at Umpqua Community College, Columbine High School, and Washington Navy Yard, all occurred in gun-free zones.

Liberty is not about relying on the government to ensure safety, as Professor Cohen seems to imply. Liberty is about having the right to ensure the safety of oneself and one’s family, should a dangerous situation arise.

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