Preventing Mass Shootings
Mass shootings such as the Las Vegas shooting on 2017-10-01 with over 500 people hit are commonplace. No other country but the USA puts up with this. I asked Americans why they do. They say the second amendment.
I looked up the second amendment. It says 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. That’s it. Nowhere does it say you have to aid and abet lunatics and terrorists to perform mass shootings. It does not even guarantee the right to own a weapon, just use a musket in the service of a state militia.
Why would anyone in their right mind put up with this situation?
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)
- They imagine the second amendment and its current twisted interpretation are written in stone. When enough of the public get annoyed enough, they are free to amend the constitution.
- The NRA (National Rifle Association) is the lobby for gun manufacturers. Their sole concern is profits for gun manufacturers. This means selling as many guns to as many questionable people as possible. If any politician crosses them, they direct their entire war chest to defeating that politician. The NRA would have no power at all if even a dozen politicians stood up to it. Its war chest would be too diluted. Sane people must learn to ignore the self-serving NRA propaganda. They must learn to refuse to vote for politicians who bang the NRA drum most strongly.