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Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States.

Showing that his ignorance of, or disdain for, the Constitution doesn’t only apply to nine of the 10 amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights, Dick Cheney said in his February 13, 2013 interview with Charlie Rose (at 41:17):

I think it’s very important we not infringe the rights granted to all Americans under the Second Amendment

Except that the Second Amendment granted no rights, and only affirmed existing rights, including the right of self-defense.

Further demonstrating his willful ignorance, given that he repeatedly swore an oath to uphold the Constitution, Cheney fails to realize that the sole purpose of the Second Amendment is to recognize the existing right to keep and bear arms as a bullwark against government tyranny, which is why the right to keep and bear arms is mentioned in connection with a well regulated militia.

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