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Top Liberal Constitutional Law Expert: Gun Ownership Is An Individual Constitutional Right As Important As Freedom of Speech Or Religion

Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who didn’t.– Ben Franklin

from Washington’s Blog:

So one might assume that Professor Turley believes that the Second Amendment is to protect hunting or militias … and not the right of people to protect ourselves from government abuse.

In fact, Turley wrote in 2007 … in a post entitled “A Liberal’s Lament: The NRA Might Be Right After All“:

For more than 200 years, progressives and polite people have avoided acknowledging that following the rights of free speech, free exercise of religion and free assembly, there is “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.” Of course, the very idea of finding a new individual right after more than two centuries is like discovering an eighth continent in constitutional law, but it is hardly the cause of celebration among civil liberties groups.

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