This is the 2nd Amendment as given to us by the Founding Fathers...
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.
But then we have, "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms," which could be plural, referring to a group of people. What I am getting at here is that the 2nd, as it is written, is far from clear if it represents groups or whether it could include individual gun ownership. Finally, "shall not be infringed" is relatively simple and means the amendment cannot be violated. But it is still to be established whether this 200+ year old measure asserts singleness or government control.
It must be acknowledged that a law that is 200 years old, plus written at a time when there was no established law enforcement--resulting in potential instances of self protection--could need a more modern interpretation. Additionally, the United States over the last few years has shifted to a gun culture designed and implemented by the NRA's Wayne LaPierre that produces maximum profits for gun manufacturers and lines LaPierre's pockets with millions of dollars?
You should understand that all of the above incidents occur in an environment here in
Gun Violence Archive, there have been almost 22,000 gun violence deaths in 2021, including 315 mass shootings. There are 390 million guns on America's streets with the current U.S. population 329 million. America comes in second in firearm-related gun deaths around the world with 37,200 annually; Brazil is number 1.
But is there a case for the 2nd Amendment? I will leave you with the above facts and figures plus a number of sites, below, relating to guns starting with the mass killings in Colorado and Georgia, in March of this year, and ideas on how to stop all this mayhem...
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- I Helped Lead the Gun Control Movement. It’s Asking the Wrong Questions.
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- 'Guns apocalypse': Legal experts deliver warnings after Supreme Court decides to take up big 2A case
- The lawsuit seeking to impose the “death penalty” on the NRA, explained
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- Gun Church That Worships With AR-15s Bought a 40-Acrempound in Texas for Its ‘Patriots’
- Was the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms Designed to Protect Slavery?
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- Gun used in Odessa shooting shows risk when chain of illegal sale starts with home-based hobbyist dealers
- Mass shootings are making news again — here are the legal loopholes that help them happen
At least 22 people shot, 2 fatally, after assailants get out of an SUV and fire assault rifles at a club, police say
- The US has a problem with guns. Here's what to know.
- America is on a gun-buying spree. Here's what is driving the surge
San Jose mayor proposes gun owners carry insurance, pay annual fee in wake of rail yard shooting
Gun deaths surge in Iowa ahead of loosened handgun restrictions