2nd Amendment: “Reasonable Restrictions Are Still Possible”

Arghhhhh! Eric Holder bothers me and should all 2nd amendment advocates. He seems to me to be a now reluctant defender of an individual’s right to own firearms … forced there only by the SCOTUS District of Columbia v. Heller decision. Even in this case his position was well documented … the 2nd Amendment, he believed, referred only to a state’s collective right to form a militia.

I am not comforted by his testimony today when question by Dr Tom Coburn. You have to listen closely (audio is stepped on by Shep Smith) but he clearly states that position as accepted fact until Heller. I am not ware it was accepted by anyone other than gun control advocates. Based on what I heard … he is a man who will push Heller to the limits.


If you would like the longer cleaner version you can find it here at C-Span … the key portion begins at 53:40

The only guns he will “reasonably restrict” will be those belonging the law abiding citizens. The criminals don’t care. He scares me and should all law abiding citizens. Or am I overreacting?

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Jim Vicevich

Jim is a veteran broadcaster and conservative/libertarian blogger with more than 25 years experience in TV and radio. Jim's was the long-term host of The Jim Vicevich Show on WTIC 1080 in Hartford from 2004 through 2019. Prior to radio, Jim worked as a business and financial reporter for NBC30 - the NBC owned TV station in Hartford - and as business editor at WFSB-TV in Hartford for 14 years while earning six Emmy nominations and three Telly Awards.


  1. Rick-WH on January 18, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Jim, the short version of this clip is enough for me.

    Eric Holder represents a definite threat to the liberties that the constitution provides to citizens of the United States.  Democrats were quick to pounce on President Bush and his appointees for crushing the constitution.  Nonsense.  Everything that President Bush did was to protect our citizens (home and abroad)  as well as our allies from attack by terrorists.   What do actions like those proposed by Eric Holder do?  They make it easier for criminals and terrorists to have weapons and limit the rights of ordinary citizens to protect themselves.

  2. Dimsdale on January 19, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    What Rick said.  Double dittos! 

    Ever notice that amidst all the screaming about "trampled rights" and "destroyed Constitutions," the actual repression of speech (see political speech and any criticism of Obama for starters) and destruction of the Bill of Rights comes from the liberals and their "living Constitution," not conservatives, who, for all of their faults, work to preserve the Constitution and the wisdom contaned therein.

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