Facts and Opinions
Sometimes I feel like I'm dealing with people who were out sick the day they taught facts and opinions in first grade. As a public service, I'm providing a self grading test to see if you need a refresher (try not to peek at the answers):
a. Fact or Opinion
: Four is greater than three
Fact. The number 4 is greater than the number 3.
b. Fact or Opinion
: Blue is the best color
Opinion. It's not even my opinion, I like maroon.
c. Fact or Opinion
: There are 26 letters in the english alphabet
Fact. The english language does indeed contain 26 letters.
d. Fact or Opinion
: The U. S. Constitution protects the right to own guns.
Opinion. The second amendment of the U. S. Constitution says:
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.
If you think that means that you can own guns, that's your
opinion, but it is not a fact. By the way, if you hold this opinion, perhaps you were also out sick the day they taught qualifying phrases. Why do you think the phrase, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State", is there, if not to qualify the following phrase? By the way, my belief that the constitution offers no protection of your right to own guns is only an opinion.
You can read more about the wording and interpretation of the second amendment here