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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:31 AM

former Chief Justice Burger - individual right to bear arms was “one of the greatest pieces of [View all]

fraud—I repeat the word ‘fraud’—on the American public by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime.”

not Burger-
"Until that time (Heller), legal precedent and conventional wisdom held that the Second Amendment protected only a state’s right to maintain a militia, and not an individual’s right to bear arms independent of the state’s need for a militia. (The amendment provides, somewhat awkwardly and ambiguously, that “a well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”) In 1991, former Chief Justice Warren Burger, a conservative Republican, said that the idea that the Second Amendment protected an individual right to bear arms was “one of the greatest pieces of fraud—I repeat the word ‘fraud’—on the American public by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime.” Yet just seventeen years later, in Heller, five justices proclaimed that the Framers had intended to protect an individual right to bear arms."

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/sep/27/our-romance-guns/?pagination=false

so it took 17 years, how long will it take to fix it? 17 days?

did anybody think he was gonna say CRAP?

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