ACLU on Heller & McDonald
Never mind the inconsistency with all its other positions, and despite two Supreme Court rulings to the contrary, ACLU still refuses to read the Second Amendment as reflecting an individual right.
It's drawn over 1,300 comments, mostly in opposition, and some amusing. ("How does an ACLU lawyer count to ten? 1, 3, 4, 5...")
Years back, Glenn Reynolds and Don Kates published a "thought experiment" on the Second Amendment. What if we assume the "collective right" approach is true, that the amendment was meant only to ensure that States could have militias to resist the Federal government? OK, so any State can create an organized militia free of Federal control. And arm it sufficiently to where it could resist the national military. Any person who joined such a militia has an unfettered right to full autos, artillery, military aircraft. Perhaps even nukes -- the Feds have them. I wonder how ACLU would regard the logical outcome of its position?