There’s been no shortage of laughable attempts to criticize Judge Amy Coney Barrett over the past couple of days, but one of the dumbest takes that I’ve run across (besides the odd fixation on Barrett’s ladybits) is the idea that because Barrett’s judicial philosophy is one that takes the original meaning of the Constitution as the lodestar in all decisions, this somehow means that the Second Amendment should only protect the right to own a musket.
.@SenatorDurbin: “When that Second Amendment was written…we were talking about the likelihood that a person could purchase a muzzle-loading musket.
We are now talking about virtual military weapons that can kill hundreds of innocent people.” pic.twitter.com/QLBeH2pKbU
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 13, 2020