What about the 2nd Amendment?

Posted: April 20, 2013 in Philosophy, Politics, psychology

I am not going to beat around the bush.  It is time to repeal the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Why argue about what the original framers of the constitution meant?  Why debate like our founding constitution has never been changed? It is not Holy Writ.  God did not dictate it.  Humans did and we can either repeal the 2nd Amendment or we can simply clarify what most of us want, better control of the instruments of mayhem in our society.  We can fix what is broken.  We can either repeal the 2nd Amendment or create a new one that makes it clear there is no absolute right for anyone to own a weapon capable of mass murder.

I think if we consider the issue of gun control in terms of how to change the constitution instead of how to interpret it, we could have a much more rational debate.  Does giving everyone the right to own guns that have the capacity to kill many people at once what we want for our society?  (Today, that is answered by referring to the 2nd Amendment.  Why aren’t we talking about changing the Amendment?) Do we want a society with more guns, even good guys with good intentions (and you know what they say about the road to hell) owning guns because there are bad guys with assault weapons because there is no way to prevent that in a society full of guns?

You can’t stop insanity by doing the same thing over and over which has never worked.  Lets face it, the 2nd Amendment might have been reasonable for a paranoid nation at its birth.  It made sense in the late 1700’s.  But times have changed, guns have changed, the world has changed.  It is time to replace the 2nd Amendment.  We certainly have made other changes to our constitution to rectify injustices created by our founding fathers.  Lets change this one!

Are you up for that fight?

Cecil Denney

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