Napolitano Answers: Is the Second Amendment a Sacred Right?

Judge Napolitano took to his Chambers on FOX News to address the question, “Is the Second Amendment a Sacred Right?”

The honorable judge also wrote In Defense of Self-Defense on Townhall yesterday in which, among other points, he took a shot at the Democratic nominee and her hypocrisy in the comments she made following the shooting in Orlando.


Hillary Clinton called the rifle the Orlando killer carried a “weapon of war.” It is not. It is the same rifle that her Secret Service detail carries. Many of her acolytes have called it an assault rifle. It is not. It fires one round for each trigger pull. True assault rifles — not those that the politicians have renamed assault rifles because they have a collapsible stock and a bayonet holder (I know this sounds ridiculous, but it is true) — fire numerous rounds per trigger pull. They have been outlawed on U.S. soil since 1934.

How dumb are these politicians who want to remove the right to self-defense? There are thousands of crazies in the U.S. who are filled with hate — whether motivated by politics, self-loathing, religion or fear. If they want to kill, they will find a way to do so. The only way to stop them is by superior firepower. Disarming their law-abiding victims not only violates the natural law and the Constitution but also is contrary to all reason.

All these mass killings have the same ending: The killer stops only when he is killed. But that requires someone else with a gun to be there. Shouldn’t that be sooner rather than later?


One thing is for sure, the tragedy in Orlando has encouraged the LGBT community to take up arms and #ShootBack, but will this shift be enough to swing the gavel down in support for Second Amendment rights after November?

Only time will tell.

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