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History professor calls for repeal of Second Amendment

A professor at State University of New York at Geneseo recently wrote an op-ed advocating for the repeal the Second Amendment of the Constitution.

Michael Oberg, a history professor, started his column by arguing the National Rifle Association is at fault for children dying in gun-related deaths.

“Our feckless leaders in the Senate and the House remain beholden to the National Rifle Association, a trade organization that has opposed any attempt to remedy the problem,” he wrote. “While children die, they remind Americans that the Founding Fathers asserted in the Second Amendment that ‘a well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.’”

Both Oberg and the NRA did not respond to requests for comment from The College Fix.

“Let’s get rid of this antiquated and blood-drenched amendment, and let’s end the slaughter,” he wrote in the Democrat & Chronicle.

Oberg then goes on to state that the Second Amendment was only meant to be applied to a newly founded nation that needed guns for its defense.

“The Second Amendment emerged out of a context unique to a new nation. When it was ratified, America’s leaders relied upon the militia for local defense, to punish Indians, and control slaves, and in a nation separated from its imperial rivals by the Atlantic,” according to Oberg.

Interestingly enough, Oberg also states that no one would lose their right to bear arms if the constitutional provision he is seeking actually went through.

“Repealing the Second Amendment would deprive no one of their guns, but it would empower the Congress and state legislatures to do something effectively to end the slaughter,” he wrote.

Oberg runs his own personal webpage, which seems to be half about Native American studies and half about demonizing gun owners.

“You can stop this. You can do something or you can remain complicit. If you choose to do nothing, the blood is on your hands. We will say that, out loud and to your face. We will remember you and we will be among those who judge you. And we judge harshly,” he wrote on his blog.

Oberg’s Twitter echoes similar sentiments.

On a reply to one of President Trump’s tweets, Oberg wrote that the NRA sponsors child murders. Then he hashtagged “terrorist” and “deathcult” next to his NRA tag.

In another tweet, after Reverend Billy Graham passed away, Oberg called Graham an “old, Bible-toting bigot.”

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Drew Van Voorhis -- San Diego State University