Liberal stand-up comedian Dean Obeidallah jumped right on top of the latest isolated incidents of disturbed nutjobs on shooting sprees to call out his fellow anti-gun liberals as way too timid in the gun rights vs. gun control debate.
And so, in a Daily Beast piece headlined "It’s Time to Think Big or Shut Up on Gun Control," Obeidallah proposed four concrete steps that liberals should make to fight back against the widespread cultural and political acceptance of the notion that Americans enjoy a constitutional right to keep and bear arms. His fourth and final action item, naturally, involved getting the unelected branch of government, the federal courts, to "Rewrite the Second Amendment" by:
tak[ing] a page from the pro-gun lobby who for 20-plus years preached, wrote academic papers, held seminars, etc., to support the then-radical notion that the Second Amendment bestowed a personal right to own a gun, thus making it more challenging to enact laws that restrict access to them. Of course, the Second Amendment says no such thing. However, their efforts paid off in 2008 when the U.S. Supreme Court embraced their view in District of Columbia v. Heller as the five conservative Justices essentially rewrote this Amendment.
In a nation with over 300 million guns, we will never be able to truly eliminate gun violence. But I can tell you this with confidence, unless those of us who want to reduce gun violence start changing their tactics, we will see more of our fellow Americans killed and the NRA will go on winning. It’s time to think different or shut up.
Leftists like Obeidallah love to tell conservatives that they are on "the wrong side of history" when it comes to liberties they cherish, like say aborting an unborn child or demanding state recognition of a same-sex union. Of course, when it comes to the fundamental right of self-defense -- a right which is equally enjoyable by anyone across the political spectrum, including gay individuals fending off homophobic attackers -- well, that's a different story.