A Stanford University law professor took the view that the Second Amendment permits strong gun control, telling the crowd that â€śrestriction has to be at the coreâ€ť of the right to carry a gun.
John J. Donohue, a member of the Stanford Law School faculty, made his remarks during a debate with attorney Donald Kilmer, an adjunct professor at Lincoln Law School of San Jose.
â€śI support the right to self-defense,â€ť said Donohue during the debate, according to The Stanford Review. â€śBut that doesnâ€™t mean that you have a right to high-capacity magazines.â€ť
Donohue explained that the Second Amendment must be interpreted in historical context. The founding fathers had no idea how powerfulâ€“and destructiveâ€“todayâ€™s weapons would become, he said.
They had no idea of how movies, TV, the Internet, and cell phones, would create the free flow of pornography, propaganda, information on how to build a bomb, the ability to set off a bomb remotely, to aid terrorists in planning attacks, to aid hackers in stealing money, etc. So, let’s just scrap the First Amendment.
Oh, some liberal will shout, “You can’t yell ‘fire’ in a movie theater.” True, and you can’t just fire a gun in one, either.
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