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Alan Dershowitz asks why states can’t regulate guns but can ban abortions

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Alan Dershowitz asks why states can’t regulate guns but can ban abortions

A lot of people are dunking on The Hill for this, but it’s actually an opinion piece by law professor Alan Dershowitz, which makes it even more dunk-worthy. There’s a very simple answer to what he’s asking.

“States can’t regulate guns, but they can ban abortions — why?” (@TheHillOpinion) https://t.co/7AQK7189MO pic.twitter.com/7A7p9J8yHT

— The Hill (@thehill) June 23, 2022

Dershowitz writes:

Defenders of this decision will argue that the right to bear arms is explicitly guaranteed by the Second Amendment, whereas there is no explicit reference to abortion in the Constitution. This argument goes too far.  The Second Amendment itself has limiting language in the words “well-regulated militia,” strongly suggesting that the states have the power to regulate gun ownership. Moreover, even though the word “abortion” is not in the Constitution, the Fourth Amendment guarantees the right of the people, including women, to be secure in their persons. At the time of the Framing, the words “secure” described what we today call “the right of privacy.”

So here’s another person who never read the second half of the Second Amendment, which does more than “strongly suggest” that the right of the people to bear arms shall not be infringed. This argument is so disingenuous … Dershowitz uses the definition of “secure” at the time of the Framing, but ignores the definition of “well-regulated” at the time of the Framing.

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Because there is a clearly stated recognition of a right to own and carry guns in the Constitution.

Stop pretending this is difficult or controversial. https://t.co/mh7fLnlC28

— Chad Felix Greene 🏳️‍🌈 (@chadfelixg) June 23, 2022

There is no right to an abortion.

— Denise (@neeceetx) June 23, 2022

Hard to see both sides of the question when the article only provides a one sided approach.

— Bmada001 (@bmada001) June 23, 2022

Because of the Constitution 😎

— Robby (@rabuliz) June 23, 2022

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You’re better than this, Alan.

— Plato Spilaio 🇺🇸⚽️ (@socceruppy) June 23, 2022

That’s your take on this? Seriously?

— Mark Flounlacker (@SCISur5r) June 23, 2022

Oh one is a constitutional right. The other isn’t.

Good Lord the average American is constitutionally illiterate if the answer isn’t immediately known to them.

— Weimar Silver Baron (@BankerWeimar) June 23, 2022

Is this really a serious publication anymore?

— Tony (@justtjb) June 23, 2022

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Please take a civics course

— Dan Stringer, SEC Pimp (@Danstringer74) June 23, 2022

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— Voter Fraud Is Real🇺🇸🇹🇼🇺🇦 (@BballMichael) June 23, 2022

Because the Constitution explicitly mentions the right to bear arms whereas abortion is not mentioned. Hence, it goes to state level. Roe vs Wade should never have been a federal issue.

— Disillusioned American (@PSYOP_warrior) June 23, 2022

If you have to ask, go back to 7th grade Social Studies

— whatdoihavetodo (@whatdoi08898021) June 23, 2022

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— How Many Clowns (@howmanyclowns) June 23, 2022

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First of all, states can regulate guns. They just can’t prohibit carrying one for self defense if you are a law abiding citizen. Abortion is not listed in the Constitution, but if you feel it should be, knock yourself out and start an amendment drive.

— Rick144 (@144_agent) June 23, 2022

That this question was thought serious enough to make a headline should mean shameful ruination for your outlet. That it won’t is a sign of widespread willful ignorance.

— David (@davidwkay) June 23, 2022

Dershowitz knew he was going to get dunked on and tried to weasel his way out of it with that nonsense paragraph above.

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You MAD bro? Biden hilariously MOCKED (and mocked more) for his statement on how ‘unhappy’ he is with SCOTUS gun rulinghttps://t.co/xRlPRpnkR9

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 23, 2022

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Gerrit Cole’s strong outing wasted in Yankees’ no-no loss

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Gerrit Cole’s strong outing wasted in Yankees’ no-no loss

This wasn’t what Gerrit Cole had in mind earlier in the week when he laughed at how being on the mound for a no-hitter has eluded him.

Cole spun a gem of a start Saturday, but wound up on the losing end because he shared the rubber with three Astros pitchers who combined on a no-hitter in a 3-0 victory over the Yankees. In a reminder of how cruel baseball can be, Cole twice took no-hitters into the middle of the game or beyond this week and wound up with a no-decision and a loss on his record (6-2).

“The cold hard truth is we got outpitched and outplayed,” Cole said. “Credit to the opponent. Magical day for them.”

Cole lost a no-hitter in the eighth inning Monday against the Rays, but the Yankees still won, which created a light moment when he joked he has never completed the job despite building a résumé with four All-Star selections and an ERA title. There was no such luck or levity Saturday when he would needed perfection — or better — to outduel Astros starter Cristian Javier and two relievers.

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Instead, Cole settled for striking out eight and scattering four hits over seven innings.

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Gerrit Cole
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“Gerrit’s just going to keep doing that,” catcher Jose Trevino said. “That’s good for us in the long run.”

Cole walked two, but did not allow a hit until back-to-back, two-out singles by Jake Meyers and Martin Maldonado in the fifth inning. He survived that jam unharmed, but his 101st pitch was his big mistake in the seventh inning of a scoreless game.

J.J. Matijevic turned on a low-inside fastball and deposited it into the right-field seats for a homer as his reward for showing patience laying off a first pitch in the dirt. The rookie first baseman’s only two career hits have been solo home runs.

“I tried to make an adjustment and I obviously overcorrected and threw the pitch into an area that he was anticipating or he wasn’t going to be late on,” Cole said. “Not the side of the plate that we were trying to go to. It was honestly just a bad miss, but I don’t want to take any credit away from the guy who put a good swing on it.”

The solace is that Cole is pitching like an ace. He has allowed one run or fewer in five of his last six starts. Matijevic’s home run snapped Cole’s 21-inning scoreless streak at home.

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“Right away he was getting swing-and miss-with his heater, which was big while he was finding it those first two innings,” manager Aaron Boone said. “I thought his stuff was really good. Once he settled in, he was terrific.”

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4 wounded, including 8-year-old, in Brooklyn scooter shooting

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4 wounded, including 8-year-old, in Brooklyn scooter shooting

Four people were wounded — including an 8-year-old boy — in a scooter shooting in Brooklyn on Saturday night, police said.

Two men riding on a scooter pulled up around 11:30 p.m. to a large gathering of people in front of the Stuyvesant Gardens Houses on Quincy Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant and opened fire into the crowd, cops said.

An 8-year-old boy received a graze wound in the leg. A 27-year-old male, a 35-year-old female and a 46-year-old female were also each shot in the legs.

All four victims were transported to Kings County Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

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The suspects fled on a green and white scooter in an unknown direction, according to police and sources.

Six shell casings and two live rounds were recovered at the scene, sources said.

The victims are all expected to survive.
The victims are all expected to survive.
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No arrests have been made at this time as police continued to canvas the area early Sunday morning.

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Man arrested for attempted murder of LAPD officers amid Roe v. Wade protests

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Man arrested for attempted murder of LAPD officers amid Roe v. Wade protests

Police holding rubber-bullet guns and batons move to disperse a crowd of abortion rights activists protesting after the overturning of Roe Vs. Wade by the US Supreme Court, in Downtown Los Angeles, on June 24, 2022.
Police holding rubber-bullet guns and batons move to disperse a crowd of abortion rights activists protesting after the overturning of Roe Vs. Wade by the US Supreme Court, in Downtown Los Angeles, on June 24, 2022.
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A man was charged with attempted murder of Los Angeles police officers Friday night amid protests of the Roe v. Wade reversal, cops said.

A woman was also charged with resisting police after four officers were injured following a barrage of projectiles, fireworks and a makeshift blow torch, according to officials.

The mayhem unfolded around 8:20 p.m. in Downtown Los Angeles, the LAPD said.

Michael Ortiz, 30, is accused of throwing a makeshift flame thrower at an officer, who was treated for burns, according to a Saturday press release.

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Juliana Bernado, 23, allegedly attempted to steal an officer’s baton. A “less-lethal” bullet was fired at her, and she was taken into custody, police said.

“I condemn the violence against officers that occurred last night and into today,” Chief Michel Moore said.

“Individuals participating in such criminal activity are not exercising their 1st Amendment rights in protest of the Supreme Court decision, rather, they are acting as criminals.  

The Department will vigorously pursue prosecution of these individuals.”

Large scale protests in other cities large and small around the country were mostly peaceful.

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