Court Toon: Constitutional Rights

Just over a month after 26 students and teachers were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, gun-control advocates and opponents are at arms over tougher gun control laws. The ‘Demand A Plan’ PSA united some of Hollywood’s biggest stars against gun violence. In response to the video, YouTube user “ma5one” uploaded a mashup of the PSA campaign, in which he (or she) juxtaposed scenes of violent film or television roles of the celebrities right after their part in the original campaign. The idea appears to be to point out the hypocrisy of celebrities calling for gun control while using violent, gun-fueled images to advance their careers. The 1st Amendment and your freedom of speech is protected no matter what the new technology is (the internet, TV, radio, etc.). The same is true of the 2nd Amendment and your right to bear arms.




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  • Christopher Allen

    It’s not that we have a problem with the first- we’re just pointing out that these people are a bunch of hypocrites. These people that made a butt load of money glorifying violence are now saying something needs to be done. It’s like Rosie O’Donnell complaining about the obesity in our country. It seems that YOU are the one that has a problem with the first amendment, since you don’t that we should be able to speak our point of view.