A Little Second Amendment Wager

I noticed this quite funny comment over on Bryan Miller’s blog:

Dear Mr. Miller:

As you know, the Supreme Court shortly will be making a weighty decision concerning the future of American freedom as it resides within the Second Amendment. I know we are diametrically opposed on this issue. However, the die has been cast and now we as a nation will finally have an answer to a question which both sides have sought for decades.

I have made a layman’s study of arguments from the pro and anti-gun rights perspectives and am firmly convinced that the Court will hold that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right, not one reserved to the state. But what value is rhetoric if not backed up by a concrete demonstration of one’s firm belief?

Thus, my point in posting this message is to challenge you to a friendly personal wager regarding the outcome of the Heller case. If the Supreme Court holds that the Second Amendment does not protect an individual right to keep and bear arms, I will personally present you with a certified check in the amount of $100 payable to your charity of choice. I will do so at a New Jersey place and time of your choosing, and in honor of the nanny state you represent, while wearing a diaper and drinking milk from a baby bottle.

Conversely, if the Supreme Court should hold, what every person who can read plainly the King’s English already knows, that the Second Amendment protects the individual right to keep and bear arms, you will present me with a certified check in the amount of $100 payable to my charity of choice. You will do this at a time and New Jersey place of my choosing while wearing full camouflage and bearing an unloaded New Jersey compliant AR-15 (semi-automatic, no lugs for drive-by bayoneting, no adjustable stock, magazine capacity restricted to 15 rounds, etc.), while keeping your finger off the trigger and muzzle pointed in a safe direction.

The gauntlet has been thrown. Demonstrate the courage of your convictions as I am willing to do and accept this challenge of the ages! This offer expires at 5 PM EST on Friday, December 21, 2007.

Respectfully Submitted in Good Faith and Credit,

Matthew Carmel

I sincerely hope Bryan will take him up on this wager!  But my bet is there’s no way he’ll take it.

7 Responses to “A Little Second Amendment Wager”

  1. Now that’s what I like to see!

  2. BadIdeaGuy says:

    Why would Bryan Miller take the bet? He knows his favorite “charity” will be funded by the interest on the late Mrs. Joyce’s funds and by Tides as long as the trustees are statists.

    But that is an outstanding idea.

  3. carrie says:

    That’s hilarious, but if somebody insulted my state like that I wouldn’t take the wager…no way to win. Of course, I’m from Texas, so I probably have a complex about that sort of thing. (also, how you gonna insult TX?)

  4. Sebastian says:

    Insulting who’s state?

  5. Jim W says:

    New Jersey, it seems.

    I think it would be an outstanding publicity stunt and beneficial for all involved. Regardless of who wins.

  6. Ian Argent says:

    That does sound interesting

  7. kaveman says:

    My guess is that he’s dumb enough to support gun-control, but smart enough to NOT take this challenge.

    If he does take it, BRING A DAMN CAMERA!