Is It Time To Repeal The Second Amendment?

Oct 5, 2017 | | 2 comments

Is it time to repeal the Second Amendment, while still allowing gun ownership in the United States?

“I have never understood the conservative fetish for the Second Amendment. From a law-and-order standpoint, more guns means more murder. From a personal-safety standpoint, more guns means less safety. From a national-security standpoint, the Amendment’s suggestion that a “well-regulated militia” is “necessary to the security of a free State,” is quaint. From a personal liberty standpoint, the idea that an armed citizenry is the ultimate check on the ambitions and encroachments of government power is curious. And now we have the relatively new and now ubiquitous “active shooter” phenomenon, something that remains extremely rare in the rest of the world.

Americans who claim to be outraged by gun crimes should want to do something more than tinker at the margins of a legal regime that most of the developed world rightly considers nuts. They should want to change it fundamentally and permanently. There is only one way to do this: Repeal the Second Amendment. Gun ownership should never be outlawed, just as it isn’t outlawed in Britain or Australia. But it doesn’t need a blanket Constitutional protection, either. The 46,445 murder victims killed by gunfire in the United States between 2012 and 2016 didn’t need to perish so that gun enthusiasts can go on fantasizing that “Red Dawn” is the fate that soon awaits us.”

Let’s #MASA (Make America Safe Again), if we really want to #maga!

Repeal the Second Amendment
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/opinion/guns-second-amendment-nra.html
I’m not the first pundit to point out that if a “Mohammad Paddock” had purchased dozens of firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition and then checked himself into a suite at the Mandalay Bay with direct views to a nearby music festival, somebody at the local F.B.I. field office would have noticed.
Conservatives often say that the right response to these horrors is to do more on the mental-health front. Yet by all accounts Stephen Paddock would not have raised an eyebrow with a mental-health professional before he murdered 58 people in Las Vegas last week.

#alllivesmatter only when #truthandreconciliation has been established in the United States of America

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  1. Only countries ruled by dictatorship, by theocracy, and by white supremacy do we see citizens suffering from extreme neglect and indifference. Half the island of Puerto Rico still has no clean water, no food, and no medical access – weeks later! … And all #Trump and gang want to do is congratulate themselves and distort the reality. Witness the face of white evangelical nationalism in political power, where even U.S. citizens are treated as not one of our own! … Is this what #maga is all about? Are the Hispanic citizens of Puerto Rico not #inhisimage #inhislikeness enough? Oh, America, Sodom and Gomorrah fell for such inhospitable behavior (or so the myth goes)! #PuertoRico

    #alllivesmatter only when #truthandreconciliation has been established in the United States of America
    Let’s get the #NationalPopularVote in place before #Trump #TrumpPence 2020! enough? Oh, America, Sodom and Gomorrah fell for such inhospitable behavior.

  2. As the white supremacists of the White House walk out of games (#VPOTUS), because someone took a patriotic knee for social justice, and systematically repeal anything and everything the former president of color put his signature to (45th #POTUS and #TrumpAdministration), because his legacy cannot be allowed to stand – in the meantime – more sane individuals are getting well deserved rewards for being a voice of critical thinking and objective reason (#RichardThaler). Tillerson is right to say #Trump is a ‘moron’, the White House really is now a ‘day care center’, and it is important to #takeaknee until racism is honestly addressed in the United States of America.

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2017/oct/09/nobel-prize-in-economics-due-to-be-unveiled-business-live

    #alllivesmatter only when actual American history is taught and #truthandreconciliation has been established in the United States of America. It’s the only way to #maga, as if it wasn’t already greater than it’s ever been!
    Let’s get the #NationalPopularVote in place before #Trump #TrumpPence 2020!

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