Video: Academia Asks, “What Should We do About Guns?”

By Dave Dolbee published on in General, Videos

Many have challenged (rightly or wrongly) that academia, professors and teachers from kindergarten through doctoral programs at Ivy League schools, are overrun with liberal thought. That is an argument for another day and in another place. However, when academia takes on gun ownership or the Second Amendment, that is something worthy of discussion on The Shooter’s Log.

The following video is different. It looks at the gun issue from a different angle than you may expect. No, it does not champion gun ownership under the Second Amendment. However, it does not demonize it either. In fact, it is a common sense look at the rhetoric of politicians and the narrative of the anti gunners. The video also challenges the antis premises from their very foundation.

Did Nicholas Johnson, professor of Law at Fordham University, get it right? What was his strongest point that gun owners should be parroting in their own discussions or debates regarding gun ownership and the Second Amendment? Did you disagree with any of his points?

Share your answers to these as well as any points you may want to cover in the comment section.

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  • Randall

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    I only hope that there are enough of the real American patriots to remind the government what freedom , the Constitution and bill of rights are.
    When I recently asked my Grandson (12 yo) if he new about these he said not really. SAD

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  • Art

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    while it is a natural right for anyone to have the means and ablitity to protect themselves, stated way back to the Magna Charta and before. trying to disarm the population has never worked in history. PROHIBITION DOES NOT WORK, we were suppose to learn that back in the 20’s but i guess the elite needs there ways to make extra money. prohibition does not work, it only causes crime. it does not solve what was suppose to be the problem it just causes more problems and crime, plus it increases government and government spending to try and solve all the crap it caused. just look at the war on drugs. more crime, more deaths, way more people hurt, WTF! why do we let the elite convince us of something so stupid as prohibition. not only is it an unalienable right which cannot be give or taken away, it would be even more foolish then all the other prohibitions we have set up in this country. don’t worry it will work this time we will just call it something different??? how can we be this stupid? why don’t we pull our heads out and smell the crap, i sorry, i mean democrap. just as we know communism does not work, it seems we are headed there. how did we get so stupid? of course communism needs to get rid of the guns so the people cannot up rise against the government. any government that needs that much control is obviously not a good government. prohibition on guns will make this country very very violent. is that what we want? more crime, more violence, and for the honest no way to protect themselves? it will not only put way more money in the black market making people that are the worst in the world richer then god, is that what we want? it would also give the criminals a way bigger advantage then now, by disarming the population, or should i say try to. the school system is teaching the children more communism then capitalism. it is amazing that most of the people do not believe this doctrine. i guess it shows that you can’t fool all the people all the time..

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  • Sherry Clark

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    Have one

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  • drew

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    Great job Nicholas !
    Weapons are not a constitutional question. Our gun rights come from God and nature not the Constitution. They are unalienable rights and can’t be taken away by man. The Constitution only serves to remind us that those rights exist and no man or man made law can take them away.

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  • Spencer

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    Ya gotta understand the logic of our new Mafia. They can’t have their money makers (tax paying citizens) owning or using guns. It makes tax collecting & Mafia rule too dangerous to enforce.

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  • Randall

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    Wow, this is refreshing.
    After listening to all the academics that keep spouting off about everything from politics to gun rights, here is a guy who seems to have common sense and logic.
    The holier than thou group seem to fit into the ” If you can’t do, teach”

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  • Dragon

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    This video clip is quite interesting in that it appears the speaker was a fairly rational, thinking person who was making a non-committal assessment of the ramifications of firearms ownership in the USA. While he allowed for arguments from both sides of the gun debate, he did not appear to favor one side or the other. In this sense, it is likely the first presentation, of which I am aware, where the presenter actually provided some “common sense” thoughts about the issue without taking a perceptible stand as is so often the case among the gun haters.

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  • drew

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    Your right to bear arms is an unalienable right. It can’t be taken away by man(through laws or other means). Stop believing that a change to the Constitution can take away this right. It can’t. The Constitution only acts as a reminder to the government that ‘The People’ have certain rights and you can’t do anything to take them away. Any law or rule that is in conflict with the Constitution (only binding on government) is null and void from it’s inception (ab initio) and does not have to be obeyed. Period!!!

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  • Tjay

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    Wow, they’d have to riot in Berkeley (CA) if he came to give a lecture based on such a rational and well-reasoned perspective.

    Oh, wait…they are rioting in Berkeley to stop conservative speak… as I write this.

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    • Dave Dolbee

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      Censorship by violence…

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