It’s the only American religion with its own, separate amendment. Per Joe Coscarelli in NYMag:
Guns & Ammo, a popular magazine about firearms, does not welcome a diversity of ideas. In fact, it actively seeks to stamp them out. Contributing editor Dick Metcalf, a veteran of Shooting Times, has been straight-up fired for his December back-page opinion column titled, mildly, “Let’s Talk Limits.” Guns & Ammo does not talk limits.
In the article, Metcalf writes that “way too many gun owners still seem to believe that any regulation of the right to keep and bear arms is an infringement,” noting that “all constitutional rights are regulated, always have been, and need to be.” He adds, “I firmly believe that all U.S. citizens have a right to keep and bear arms, but I do not believe that they have a right to use them irresponsibly.” The nerve of this man!…
Guns & Ammo readers cannot believe it. His take sparked a response that could be accurately described as a mob with semi-automatic pitchforks…
Merely firing the writer (and printing a grovelling apology) having proved insufficient, editor Jim Bequette also ‘advance[d] the schedule’ on his own planned retirement. Check the NYMag link even if you don’t wanna go further up the river — the, uh, curated comments are probably more revealing than their posters intended.
Apart from confirming the conviction that some of our fellow citizens shouldn’t be trusted with anything more dangerous than library paste, what’s on the agenda for the evening?