'Woke' Professor: 2nd Amendment Says Americans Must 'Regulate Guns' to 'Be Free'
University of South Carolina law professor Thomas P. Crocker makes false claims
A "woke" college law professor has claimed that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states that Americans can only "be free" if "we regulate guns."
Writing in an opinion piece, University of South Carolina law professor Thomas P. Crocker contends that the Second Amendment actually requires the institution of gun regulations to ensure that people can be secure and free of fear.
However, it doesn't take a legal scholar to understand that 2A says nothing of the sort.
In fact, despite false claims from the Democrats and Joe Biden, 2A doesn't suggest any limits for firearm use or ownership and says nothing other than American citizens have a right to "keep and bear Arms."
The text of the Second Amendment states nothing more or nothing less than the following:
"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."
To make his case, Crocker zeroed in on the amendment's reference to "the security of a free State."
"Read in full, the text of the amendment is not a prohibition on gun regulations but, rather, a requirement of certain regulations necessary for protecting that security and freedom," he wrote.
"Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 'Four Freedoms' speech placed freedom from fear as one of four essential human freedoms.
"Translated to our modern gun crisis, this freedom can be realized only when individuals no longer have easy legal access to armaments that put them 'in a position to commit an act of [mass] physical aggression against any neighbor.'
"Children today do not have this freedom from fear," Crocker wrote.
"Proposals to make schools more like fortresses only add to the costs children bear rather than addressing the root constitutional problem—that insufficient regulation of guns impairs the liberties of all."
"When we Americans next hear that the Second Amendment protects a right against more effective regulation of weapons capable of imposing death on our neighbors, we should insist in response that the Second Amendment requires the opposite.
"It empowers a free people to regulate weapons as necessary to maintain their security and to protect their freedoms from fear and violence.
"We can be free, but only if we regulate guns—just as the Second Amendment tells us," he claimed.
Last month, a deadly shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas, left 19 children and two teachers dead.
Earlier in May, 10 people were killed after a shooter opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.
House Democrats and a handful of GOP lawmakers voted in favor of passing gun control measures on Wednesday, but the legislation will almost certainly fail to clear the Senate — two House Democrats voted against passage.
On Thursday, the House passed "red flag" legislation that will also probably fall flat in the Senate.