Lots of people seem to agree that the Newtown, Connecticut shootings are the last straw, so let the American gun policy wars begin.
There are going to be a lot of suggestions put forward: amend the Constitution; add more hoops to acquiring certain kinds of guns; eliminate the loopholes that exist, etc.
I suggest we do something very simple: As of an arbitrary date in the future, say, January 1, 2014, we simply enforce the Second Amendment.
What do I mean by that?
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The complete text of the Second Amendment is this:
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.It's about that subordinate clause having to do with the "well regulated militia."
If every gun owner were required to be a member of a well-regulated militia, do you think we would have MORE gun owners or FEWER?
It would be a new day for the NRA.