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Constitutional Scholar Keith Olbermann: 2nd Amendment Doesn’t Authorize Gun Ownership (Video)

On Tuesday, former ESPN talking head and hatemonger extraordinaire Keith Olbermann demonstrated both his understanding of the English language and his ignorance of the Second Amendment when he posted a tweet claiming the Second Amendment doesn’t allow for the ownership of guns.

Seriously.

Because the language doesn’t include the word, “own.”

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We’re not making this up, folks.

NEW VIDEO: Whether or not you’re going to watch tonight’s baseball All-Star Game, consider that they may have broken up a planned mass shooting there. And ask yourself: why doesn’t the 2nd Amendment have the word ‘own’ in it? The 2nd Amendment does NOT authorize gun OWNERSHIP,” he exclaimed on Twitter.

The amendment, which, by the way, Joe Biden tells us isn’t absolute, simply reads:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed

Okay, so the amendment doesn’t have the word “own,” however, as many pointed out to Olbermann, the language states, “keep and bear,” which generally means… “own.”  Not only “own,” but “use as necessary.”

Olbermann got dragged on Twitter, and rightfully so.

There’s a whole lot more like this, but you get the point.  In saner times, we would never have to worry about someone like Olbermann getting an appointment to the Supreme Court.  These days, though…

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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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