Like millions of other Americans, actor Bruce Willis doesn’t understand the Second Amendment
The image above, which I ran across on Facebook this morning, is based on an INTERVIEW of three months ago with actor Bruce Willis.
And, of course, it’s pure bunk.
Willis clearly doesn’t understand what the Second Amendment really means. It means what the Supreme Court says it means, not what the firearms industry and its mouthpieces at the National Rifle Association say it means.
As I’ve pointed out here on numerous occasions, Justice Antonin Scalia, the most conservative member of the Supreme Court, put it well when he wrote the majority opinion in a case of four years ago in which the court overturned a ban on handguns in the District of Columbia:
Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose…
The Court’s opinion [in the D.C. case] should not be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms…