Published on Jul 30, 2012
The recent deluge of attacks against the second amendment were completely predictable in the aftermath of the Colorado massacre, but what perhaps wasn't so expected was the fact that a lot of them have come from so-called Republicans.
Although normally aligned with the right to keep and bear arms, over the last week numerous self-proclaimed conservatives have proven themselves to be wolves in sheep's clothing.
The most recent rhetorical assault on gun rights came yesterday courtesy of Reagan appointee and so-called intellectual anchor of the Supreme Court's conservative wing, Justice Antonin Scalia.
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Scalia said that the second amendment leaves rooms for certain types of weapons to be regulated.
"It will have to be decided in future cases," Scalia told host Chris Wallace, adding that "They had some limitations on the nature of arms that could be borne," when the Constitution was signed.
Scalia's remarks prompted outrage from conservatives, who accused him of selling out to the political left.
Other luminaries on the political right did not wait long before joining their contemporaries on the left to call for gun rights to be restricted.
Within 48 hours of the 'Batman' shooting, media mogul Rupert Murdoch, labeled a "GOP kingmaker" in the United States, voiced his support for restricting the second amendment, tweeting, "We have to do something about gun controls."
Similarly, in several shows broadcast in the days following the Colorado massacre, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has repeatedly advocated the creation of a national database of gun owners, currently prohibited by federal law, joining the likes of Piers Morgan, Michael Moore and Michael Bloomberg in savaging the second amendment.
Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol also reacted to the Aurora shooting by calling for a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban. He was joined by talk radio host Michael Savage, who despite modeling himself as one of the Obama administration's most ardent critics also advocated reintroducing the ban.
With so-called "conservatives" like this, who needs liberals?
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