The moneygrubbing NRA and many of its incoherent members often base their gun obsessions on the Second Amendment’s use of the term “militia,” which they assume means anyone who owns a gun, not just commissioned law enforcers and the National Guard. I don’t agree, but let’s take a look at it.
Let’s regulate that mob well, as the Amendment requires. Let’s: raise the purchasing age for mankillers like the AR-15, or prohibit them altogether; let’s set up a comprehensive database to check out gun purchasers; let’s limit the size of cartridge magazines; let’s mandate in-home gun security; let’s limit the number of firearms individuals can own, and/or the frequency with which they feed their addiction through more purchases, etc.
If the gun nuts oppose “well-regulating” their precious “militia,” let them work to repeal the Second Amendment.
I don’t know the source, but I saw statements on TV that only 22 percent of American adults own a gun, and that half of all guns belong to 3 percent of the population. Why should the rest of us live in danger because of them?