Forcible citizen disarmament lobby’s new motto

I wasn’t planning on any more blogging today, but something in a Washington Post article demands notice. The article itself speculates on what effect, if any, the Heller ruling will have on Chicago’s draconian gun laws.

The article breaks little new ground, and my intention here isn’t to analyze the whole thing. What caught my eye was a quote of an 18-year-old Chicagoan who clearly disapproves of the Supreme Court’s decision, and who may have stumbled on the perfect new motto for the gun ban lobby (emphasis mine):

“All these people I am close to have been killed by something that should have been stopped a long time ago,” Littlejohn, 18, said as she prepared for a cultural exchange in Rwanda. “Just because it’s constitutional doesn’t mean it should be allowed. The Constitution was based in the 1700s. This is 2008.”

Get that? Constitutional protection of rights should be meaningless.

How ’bout that Chicago school system?

By the way, I just noticed that Ms. Littlejohn is headed for Rwanda for a cultural exchange program. Perhaps while there, she’ll learn a bit about the history of citizen disarmament.

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9 Responses to “Forcible citizen disarmament lobby’s new motto”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Yoneta Littlejohn is not a constitutional scholar, but she knows about gun violence.

    Well, it says right in the article that she’s not a constitutional scholar, unlike Barack.

  2. 45superman Says:

    You got me there, Anon–still, she is presumably a high school graduate, which means she is required by law to have passed a class on the United States Constitution.

    Even that should be enough to teach her not to go blithely tossing out Constitutional rights that happen to not appeal to her.

  3. Gregg Says:

    Well, if she’s really unlucky she will learn alot more about gun and machette violence in Rwanda.

  4. 45superman Says:

    Yeah–I didn’t mean to imply that I was wishing for her lesson to be that direct.

  5. Tess Says:

    Yeah, “killed by something that should have been stopped a long time ago”.

    You mean, like, criminals?

  6. the pistolero Says:

    And the irony of her little Rwanda sojourn is very likely completely lost on her…

  7. B Smith Says:

    Wow. Just…wow.

  8. Mike Vanderboegh Says:

    “Define irony: a bunch of idiots dancing around on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.” Garland Greene in Con Air (1997) as “Sweet Home Alabama” plays in background.

    An anti-constitution gun control advocate going to Rwanda to “study” comes a close second, maybe beats it, actually.

  9. 45superman Says:

    I agree, and I also agree with the Pistolero, that the irony will almost certainly be lost on her.

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