My objections notwithstanding, many point out that the U.S. is a gun culture. We take pride in the number of guns we own and stress that the Second Amendment to the Constitution prohibits limiting that number. That amendment reads: “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.” My interpretation of the amendment is that the freedom to own firearms is for the purpose of maintaining a militia. According to Oxford Languages, the definition of militia is “a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency.” As far as I can tell, the only militias we have these days are armed extremist groups, like the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers.
My belief is that it’s time to repeal the Second Amendment. We have no need for militias of any kind. And unless we reduce the number of guns owned by citizens, the number of Americans killed in gun violence will continue to be highest in the civilized world.
Now is the time to act. I urge my readers to appeal to the Congress and the White House to make meaningful moves toward reducing the number of guns in the hands of our people. Repeal the Second Amendment.
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You take to guns out of honest peoples hand and the criminal element will run wild, because they will get weapons and they do not care about laws
I agree, Don. The answer is to get guns out of the hands of everyone. Other nations who forbid gun ownership have reduced gun deaths to the vanishing point. It’s long past time that we do it, too.