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Will This “Conservative” Movement Cause Us to Lose Our Second Amendment Rights?

We could soon see the Supreme Court overturn the right to bear arms, all because some conservatives are so self-righteous.

This recent court ruling means we could soon see the Supreme Court throw out the Second Amendment entirely.

Fox News reports,

A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Thursday that people do not have a Second Amendment right to carry concealed weapons in public, in a sweeping decision likely to be challenged by gun-rights advocates.

An 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the 7-4 ruling, upholding a state law requiring applicants to show “good cause,” such as a fear of personal safety, to carry a concealed firearm.

The judges, further, definitively dismissed the argument that a right to carry a concealed weapon was contained in the Second Amendment.

The decision will be challenged and that means it will go to the Supreme Court sooner or later. But what will the Supreme Court be like? Who will have replaced the late Justice Scalia?

If Hillary Clinton nominates the next Justice, we could see the Supreme Court cancel the Second Amendment. Donald Trump, on the other hand, has promised to nominate a Conservative for the Supreme Court and to protect the Second Amendment.

It should be an easy choice.

But it is not, thanks to the efforts of the #NeverTrump campaign and the David French School of Self-Righteousness. Thus we are presented with the argument that Trump is too impure a candidate for Conservatives to sully their hands by voting for him. Here’s a typical example from The Federalist blog. It begins:

If you can walk into a voting booth and vote for Trump or Clinton with your head held high, then knock yourself out. I cannot. As a human being, and especially as a Christian, I would be ashamed to admit that I voted for Trump.

There is a limit to the amount of jackassery that I can endorse. So I will gladly take Mike Huckabee’s advice to leave the GOP. I will not fall in line behind such a disaster of a candidate just because he has an R after his name.

Who cares how you hold your head? Trump won the primary and so he is the only practical alternative to Hillary Clinton. Do you want the Second Amendment to be legal or not?

And what kind of value system cares more about “shame” than about leaving the nation in the hands of Hillary Clinton?

There is a limit to the amount of jackassery the #NeverTrump people say they can endorse? They should worry about their own holier-than-thou jackassery. No one is saying they should endorse Trump. Rather, they are saying you should vote for him and against Hillary. Vote to preserve the Supreme Court and the Second Amendment!

Feeling too good to vote for Donald Trump is a stupid reason to cancel the right to bear arms.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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