Former sports commentator turned political commentator Keith Olbermann came out with a hot take on the 2nd amendment. Olbermann’s hot take is that the 2nd amendment does not strictly call for Americans to have ownership of firearms. This take proves Olbermann has a 2nd-grade reading level and nothing hire.
The left-wing former ESPN and MSNBC commentator unveiled a novel argument for the constitutionality of gun control — that the Second Amendment doesn’t use the word “own.”
Mr. Olbermann made his legal claim in a video he posted to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon before that evening’s baseball All-Star Game in Denver, where authorities had earlier arrested four people over a stash of long guns and ammunition.
“Consider again the holy Second Amendment to the Constitution and ask yourself this question. Why doesn’t the 2nd Amendment have the word ‘own’ in it? Why does it not say the right to own guns or a synonym for own?” he asked sarcastically before reciting the existing amendment.
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And ask yourself: why doesn’t the 2nd Amendment have the word “own” in it?
The 2nd Amendment does NOT authorize gun OWNERSHIP! pic.twitter.com/4cLrNsCKXy
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) July 13, 2021
The 2nd Amendment 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.
“The right of the people to KEEP and BEAR Arms”
It does not take a genius to figure this one out, Olbermann is mistaken in his belief that this means American’s can not own guns. This is an insane argument to make and shows either willful ignorance or an extremely low reading level on part of Olbermann.