Des Moines Columnist Calls for Repeal of 2nd Amendment, Death of Gun Owners

In an op-ed at the Des Moines Register, retired columnist Donald Kaul called for, among other things, a repeal of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, the forced elimination of the NRA as an organization, and the death of gun owners who refuse to give up their arms, Newsbusters reported Monday.

“Here, then, is my ‘madder-than-hell-and-I’m-not-going-to-take-it-anymore’ program for ending gun violence in America,” he wrote.

“Repeal the Second Amendment, the part about guns anyway. It’s badly written, confusing and more trouble than it’s worth. It offers an absolute right to gun ownership, but it puts it in the context of the need for a ‘well-regulated militia.’ We don’t make our militia bring their own guns to battles. And surely the Founders couldn’t have envisioned weapons like those used in the Newtown shooting when they guaranteed gun rights. Owning a gun should be a privilege, not a right,” he wrote.

“Declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal. Hey! We did it to the Communist Party, and the NRA has led to the deaths of more of us than American Commies ever did,” he added.

Kaul said he would also “raze the organization’s headquarters, clear the rubble and salt the earth, but that’s optional.”

After saying he would make “ownership of unlicensed assault rifles a felony,” Kaul announced that he would punish such ownership with the death penalty.

“If some people refused to give up their guns, that ‘prying the guns from their cold, dead hands’ thing works for me,” he wrote.


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  • Captornado

    Liberal tolerance on display for all to see!

    • Bat One

      Liberals, whose liturgy echoes tolerance, diversity, inclusiveness, and democracy to the rafters, are themselves the least tolerant, the least diverse, the least inclusive, and the least democrat Americans.

      • $8194357

        Polar opposites to the secular gospel they preach.
        Learned that from their daddy who taught em all how to decieve.

  • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

    I’ve argued that gun ownership should be a privilege vs right for some time now. Obviously this writer is engaging in a little bit of hyperbole, but why do conservatives oppose law enforcement and the death penalty?


    • Bat One

      The hyperbole is yours. Conservatives don’t oppose law enforcement, nor do we oppose the death penalty. And of course its also true that no one here much gives a rip what you’ve argued for.

    • Onslaught1066

      Speaking of the death penalty… You own an assault rifle, do you not?………

      Sorry, lost in pleasant thoughts.

      • two_amber_lamps

        Yeah… it’s SKS with the “assault stripper clips”


    • two_amber_lamps

      Hey there little feller! Who else agrees with you??

      So tell us… does your urine-stained surfboard have a swastika or a hammer and sickle on it?

  • $8194357

    Hitler had his Quislings as well.
    All facist government needs Lenin’s useful idiots
    to accomplish the take over before they start rounding folks up
    who are targeted as ‘enemies of the state’.

  • matthew_bosch

    “One man with a gun can control 100 without one. “…Vladimir Lenin

  • Proof

    Or, we could call for the repeal the First Amendment, force the elimination of the Des Moines Register and the death of any reporter who objects. Each would be equally rational & Constitutional.

    • RCND

      Lets just repeal all amendments while we are at it. I am sure we can find a few times where each were misused to justify taking them away for everyone.

      • Proof

        Or just eliminate the entire rule of law if someone finds it inconvenient. Seems to me the rule of law is there to circumvent the temper tantrums of tyrants.

  • Proof

    Thursday’s Quote du jour: “The dirty little secret is that none of the bans or taxes or regulations are designed to reduce crime, since the only ones who abide by these
    laws and bans are otherwise lawful citizens. The courts have gone so far as to exempt criminals from gun laws and registration because it would violate their Fifth Amendment rights.

    Maybe your problem is not with the Second Amendment so much as with the Fifth?”