Class 3 Only Owner on Piers Morgan Tonight

Anderson Cooper did a wonderful job hosting his “Guns Under Fire” Town Hall meeting on Friday night.  He was kind to everyone and gave everyone equal time.  However, information pills
Jeffrey Toobin the CNN “Senior Legal Analyst” who spoke should be called their “Legal Advocate.”  His entire statement was filled with arguments advocating the position that ownership of semi-automatic firearms can and should be challenged under the Second Amendment.  He took a few words from the DC v Heller case to claim support for his position and ignored the rest of the 66-page opinion.  He was wrong on several points:

1.            The “18th Century words” of the Constitution has not changed in meaning over time and were perfectly clear to the Heller Court.

2.            The rights under the Second Amendment have never been granted by the Court, they preexisted the Constitution as recognized by the Heller Court.

3.            Mr. Toobin claims that the language in Heller about restricting ownership of “dangerous and unusual weapons” might include semi autos, ignoring extensive discussions of the right to have small arms “in common use.”

4.            The “analyst” also argues that whether an AR-15 is protected by the Second Amendment is “mysterious” despite it being the civilian version of the most common US military rifle for over 40 years and exactly the sort of firearm that the Second Amendment protects.

As CNN continues its advocacy in favor of an “assault weapons ban,” it could at least be honest and not pretend to present unbiased legal analysis.  Attempting to mislead the public about the words and meaning of the Second Amendment and related court cases hurts the debate about reducing lethal violence.  It fuels the perception of CNN as lobbyists pushing a political agenda and not a news organization.  The resulting loss of credibility causes many to discount or ignore what CNN has to say on the issue.

Lenden Eakin, Esq.
www.class3only.com
guns_under_fireAnderson Cooper did a wonderful job hosting his “Guns Under Fire” Town Hall meeting on Friday night.  He was kind to everyone and gave everyone equal time.  However, sales
Jeffrey Toobin the CNN “Senior Legal Analyst” who spoke should be called their “Legal Advocate.”  His entire statement was filled with arguments advocating the position that ownership of semi-automatic firearms can and should be challenged under the Second Amendment.  He took a few words from the DC v Heller case to claim support for his position and ignored the rest of the 66-page opinion.  He was wrong on several points:

1.            The “18th Century words” of the Constitution has not changed in meaning over time and were perfectly clear to the Heller Court.

2.            The rights under the Second Amendment have never been granted by the Court, they preexisted the Constitution as recognized by the Heller Court.

3.            Mr. Toobin claims that the language in Heller about restricting ownership of “dangerous and unusual weapons” might include semi autos, ignoring extensive discussions of the right to have small arms “in common use.”

4.            The “analyst” also argues that whether an AR-15 is protected by the Second Amendment is “mysterious” despite it being the civilian version of the most common US military rifle for over 40 years and exactly the sort of firearm that the Second Amendment protects.

As CNN continues its advocacy in favor of an “assault weapons ban,” it could at least be honest and not pretend to present unbiased legal analysis.  Attempting to mislead the public about the words and meaning of the Second Amendment and related court cases hurts the debate about reducing lethal violence.  It fuels the perception of CNN as lobbyists pushing a political agenda and not a news organization.  The resulting loss of credibility causes many to discount or ignore what CNN has to say on the issue.

Lenden Eakin, Esq.
www.class3only.com
guns_under_fireAnderson Cooper did a wonderful job hosting his “Guns Under Fire” Town Hall meeting on Friday night.  He was kind to everyone and gave everyone equal time.  However, sales
Jeffrey Toobin the CNN “Senior Legal Analyst” who spoke should be called their “Legal Advocate.”  His entire statement was filled with arguments advocating the position that ownership of semi-automatic firearms can and should be challenged under the Second Amendment.  He took a few words from the DC v Heller case to claim support for his position and ignored the rest of the 66-page opinion.  He was wrong on several points:

1.            The “18th Century words” of the Constitution has not changed in meaning over time and were perfectly clear to the Heller Court.

2.            The rights under the Second Amendment have never been granted by the Court, buy they preexisted the Constitution as recognized by the Heller Court.

3.            Mr. Toobin claims that the language in Heller about restricting ownership of “dangerous and unusual weapons” might include semi autos, purchase ignoring extensive discussions of the right to have small arms “in common use.”

4.            The “analyst” also argues that whether an AR-15 is protected by the Second Amendment is “mysterious” despite it being the civilian version of the most common US military rifle for over 40 years and exactly the sort of firearm that the Second Amendment protects.

As CNN continues its advocacy in favor of an “assault weapons ban,” it could at least be honest and not pretend to present unbiased legal analysis.  Attempting to mislead the public about the words and meaning of the Second Amendment and related court cases hurts the debate about reducing lethal violence.  It fuels the perception of CNN as lobbyists pushing a political agenda and not a news organization.  The resulting loss of credibility causes many to discount or ignore what CNN has to say on the issue.

Lenden Eakin, Esq.
www.class3only.com
February 7, approved
2013-

LAEPiers1Lenden Eakin, buy
owner of Class 3 Only and firearms law attorney with the firm of Ferris & Eakin, PC, appeared last tonight on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight show at 9:38 pm EST.  He was asked to join the discussion because he is uniquely qualified to speak on the legalities and practicalities of gun control.

“I was hoping to bring out the rational, legal prospective of gun ownership as interpreted by the Supreme Court rather than being part of the emotional outbursts that have been prevalent in the media so far.  I think I did that,” said Lenden.

LAEPiers2It’s Lenden’s credentials which include being an attorney who practices firearms law, a Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) dealer with a Special Occupancy Tax (SOT) for selling and registering machineguns, a firearms instructor and a former military officer, that led him to be a part of Mr. Morgan’s “Guns in America” reporting.

In his interview with Mr. Morgan, Lenden explained how the 2nd Amendment applies to civilian ownership of Ar-15s.

We will post the interview as it becomes available on the CNN website.

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