Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The Second Amendment and "gun control".......

"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."

On December 15, 1791 the Bill of Rights (the given name for the first ten amendments to the Constitution) was ratified.  Many a debate has been had over the interesting way the Second Amendment was worded.  We are in the midst of another one.

Seems from here that the Framers of the Constitution built into their system the solution to gun control.  Don't like what the Second Amendment offers you?  Get Congress to approve the wording of a new amendment and have 75% of the state legislatures ratify it.  

Difficult to craft an amendment that a vast majority of the citizens and states of the U. S. of A. will support?   Absolutely.  So do the hard work anyway.  It is the only way.

1 comment:

  1. When the colonists started the fight with the British the first thing the Brits did was try with varying success (worked in Williamsburg, not so much in Concord and Lexington) to seize the powder and guns from the colonists. It's reasonable that the 2nd amendment was to afford self-defense against a tyrannical government. Note also that it's an Amendment added to afford the people more liberty from the incipient federal government.