The Bill of Rights is the component of the Constitution that clearly enumerates individual liberties and this effort to protect the citizen from the overreach of government is the very foundation of the freedoms we so cherish.
The left proclaims to be the devout guardians of individual rights. They proclaim guardianship of the First Amendment; religious minorities are the focus of this pretext of concern although leftists also prove the least tolerant of any sort of religious principle. They also defend freedom of expression if it involves burning flags or kneeling for the National Anthem, or any other offensive behavior against our nation, but have no use for free speech if it means tolerating those who do not share a similar world view, as we have seen with liberal demonstrations at college campuses like Berkley. Despite such hypocrisy regarding the First Amendment, the left proves more straight-forward on another:
The Left does not even make an attempt to respect, or even acknowledge, the Second Amendment. The right to keep and bear arms proves their most straight-forward contempt of freedom and American values. Leftists, progressives, socialists, whatever else you wish to call those who hate individual liberty and want to bestow all power upon the state, seek to rip the sovereignty of the individual away and make all dependent on a nanny government. For this to happen a population must first be disarmed. Therefore, the gloves are off and leftists make no bones about their attitude towards the Second Amendment.
Ironically, the left declares guardianship of the Fourth Amendment; they do not want programs such as stop-and-frisk to trample on the constitutional rights of inner-city gangsters. However, they are fine with violating the Fourth Amendment for those with a legal carry permit, as was recently upheld by the liberal Fourth Circuit Court in United States vs. Robinson. Accordingly, if a police officer suspects that an individual is armed they can arbitrarily search that person even if the individual is not acting in a threatening manner of any kind. This, therefore, gives them the green light to search those who have a legal carry permit if they so choose. The left will gladly sacrifice other amendments if it means undermining those who oppose their world view.
Many leftists contend that the Second Amendment is not an individual right at all, but rather the right of states to maintain a national guard. Interesting, considering the rest of the Bill of Rights appears to speak precisely to individual liberties. According to these folks the founders threw in some ambiguity just to give us something to miss-interpret. While the First Amendment is clearly an individual right that liberals believe protects them from the moral constraints of religion, and the Fourth Amendment is clearly an individual right when it caters to the liking of their urban voter base, the Second Amendment is no such thing. Apparently only the Second Amendment is outdated and in need of revision.
Another example of this double standard is the current hot topic of illegal immigration and sanctuary cities. Chicago has a city fund to provide legal representation for illegal immigrants. Currently the most crime ridden city in the nation, it is essentially a gun-free zone. Sure, if you are powerful and connected you can now get a carry permit, as is the way in progressive controlled states, but the average plebian cannot: thus, the common citizen has no option for self-defense on some of the worst streets in the nation. Of course, all the gangsters in Chicago seem to have no problem acquiring guns. So, if you are a gangster that is not even in the country legally it would make good sense to go to Chicago. You can do what you want to victimize the population, they are disarmed, and when you get arrested the city will pay for your lawyer. Chicago is a leftist utopia.
Gun control has proven an utter failure in deterring crime. The locations with the strictest firearms regulations are the havens of the worst violence. That fact, however, is not in line with the narrative. Complete disrespect and disregard for the Second Amendment remains a testament to the true progressive agenda: they prove not the defenders of individual freedom but rather the proprietors of a plan that seeks to impose “equality” through force of law. History demonstrates that no such system has implemented equality, but only tyranny. However, this socialist agenda is hard to implement when people are heavily armed and invested in maintaining personal freedom through individual strength. Therefore, the Second Amendment remains the left’s favorite double standard.