More Media Misunderstanding of McDonald

This time from the Chicago Sun Times, who gets that this is a 14th Amendment case, but says the Fourteenth Amendment “limits states from enacting laws that essentially subvert federal law.” That would be the Supremacy Clause, not the Fourteenth Amendment. The Fourteenth Amendment prevents states from abridging the “privileges or immunities” of citizens of the United States, or depriving them of “life, liberty or property without due process of law.” At least these are the two clauses at issue in McDonald. It’s not really incorrect to say that it “limits states from enacting laws that essentially subvert federal law,” but that federal law is the supreme law, namely the Bill of Rights as amended to our Constitution.

4 thoughts on “More Media Misunderstanding of McDonald”

  1. Come on. Authorized Journalists are not required to actually know the issues, they are just there to squwak about them.

  2. If they don’t know the difference between a pistol and a revolver or an assault rifle and a semi-auto rifle… What would make you think that they know anything about the US Constitution???

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