We’re sacrificing our children to the NRA

Is it worth it?

We have lax gun laws and some 400 million guns in circulation. The result is an epidemic of mass shootings, which are only a tiny fraction of the more than 30,000 gun deaths each year.

Some argue that we need guns to keep us safe. If that were true, we’d be the safest country in the world. News flash: We’re not.

Don’t hide behind the Second Amendment, which the Supreme Court has interpreted to mean that people have the largely unfettered right to own guns. Our Constitution can be amended, and has been many times. The Second Amendment can be repealed.

Many of our politicians believe that mass shootings and thousands of gun deaths are an acceptable price to pay for readily available guns. I think they’re wrong.

Will Siegfried

Potsdam

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rdsouth

A revision might be in order, clarifying once and for all how it is to be interpreted. But that's not politically feasible. So, the next best thing is to promote a change of mind in the courts so it is interpreted as the people now want it. That is also not politically feasible. So the reality is we're stuck with it and we're at the mercy of whoever is placed on the Supreme Court. But even more is at play . So much is possible, even with the current conservative court, that isn't being done. Congress is unable to even fund proper data gathering and research, much less close the gun show loophole and such. States are on their own, and will just have to continue to do searches at the state borders.

Eagle24

" 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." ... Why is it gun rights advocates always quote only the last four words... NEVER the first four... The intent was to support a militia against England returning to claim her colony..

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