18 February 2012
2nd Amendment Quiz
*Caveat ~ It's from The Christian science Monitor so ...
It's several months old, and some of the questions don't even make sense, therefore the answers are wrong. Evidently Mr. Richey understands very little about US v. Miller.
How much do you know about the Second Amendment? A quiz.
Labels: 2nd Amendment, AssHats, Duct Tape, History
posted by Johnnyreb™ at 11:01 AM | Permalink
At February 19, 2012 at 1:05 PM,
I got 11 out 0f 12 correct. The only one I got "wrong" was #10, the question about the 2A protecting machine guns, assault rifles, and "perhaps" shoulder-fired missiles. I answered "yes" not out of ignorance, but out of a fundamental disagreement with the answer they sought.
At February 19, 2012 at 1:51 PM, Johnnyreb™
#4 is wrong since they only banned handguns that weren't grandfathered in, when the ban took effect.
#6 is bogus too, since the question leads you to believe that transporting across state lines and were engaged in interstate commerce.
#8 just blew me away ... (From my files):
"The Miller case is widely misunderstood.
First, Miller had not been convicted of this crime, because the original judge threw the case out of court (twice!) as prima facie violating the Second Amendment.
Second, the fact that there was no one to present evidence on behalf of Miller and Layton is a red herring: the case before the Supremes was an appeal, and therefore reviewed matters of procedure, not new evidence (and no old evidence existed).
Third -- and most importantly -- the Supreme Court did NOT rule that certain weapons were not protected by the Second Amendment!
They ruled that the original judge had to go back and actually hold a trial, so that evidence could be considered to answer the question of whether these guns were or were not useful to a militia. And this trial was never actually held, because Miller was found dead just before the ruling came out. So in fact the people who have told us that the Supreme Court ruled in Miller that machine guns aren't protected by the Second Amendment ARE LYING. Anybody who reads the actual ruling will see this for himself."
#10 is just plain dumb ...
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