Time to Repeal the 2nd Amendment & Ban Guns, How is That Working For You?

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Repeal the second amendment

 

To safeguard individual liberty, the State of Virginia became the last to approve the Bill of Rights on December 15, 1791, thus limiting government’s power over its citizens

 

Today’s protesters have called on the government to “do something” about guns and point to retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens’ recent cry to abolish the Second Amendment. Well, countrymen and women, there’s an “app” to do just that.

 

What’s missing in any discussions, however, seems to be some basic understanding of the process to repeal an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as the reasons why so many Americans find the notion utterly revolting when their liberties are under attack.

 

The Constitution provides that an amendment may be proposed either by Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures.

 

A proposed amendment becomes part of the Constitution as soon as it is ratified by three-fourths of the States (38 of 50 States). In today’s divide – evidenced at every turn in government – it’s difficult to comprehend any such agreement on anything, let alone something as drastic as limiting foundational, unalienable rights of self-protection. Our Forefathers have provided a roadmap that cannot be superseded by any amount of bellyaching alone.

 

The rationale for gun owners to own a particular type of firearm or sheer numbers of them is often heard in sentences beginning with the words, “Why do you need…?” It’s a bogus question, it’s irrational, and a non-starter for any sensible discussion about guns. Here’s why.

 

The psychologist Abraham Maslow developed a theory suggesting humans are motivated to satisfy five basic needs, the first of which relates to issues of survival. While many folks today may focus more on pay and benefits to meet their most basic needs, others see survival in a more literal sense. On June 27, 2005, the Supreme Court ruled, once again, that police have no constitutional duty to protect a person from harm. That duty and its inherent stark reality, therefore, rest on the shoulders of individuals. That’s where the “need” for guns begins for so many of us. What type and how many become no more than personal preference for various situations. The desire to own even more guns goes deeper than that.

 

Many people will invest in firearms and knives as alternatives to antique vehicles, gold, or other forms of capital; others keep them for myriad hunting purposes. Firearms in a general sense were not always the best of investments, however, increasing in value at a lesser rate than inflation in years gone by. But we’ve witnessed the fact that as protesters protest and politicians push for infringements on Second Amendment protections, demand for firearms increases proportionately.

 

Consider the Obama administration years as a prime example of this economic reality and incessant talk about banning certain types of guns.

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So, if anyone wants to begin an honest discussion about guns, let’s start with some honest reality and not mere hyperbole so prevalent today.

The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $51.4 billion in 2017. A 169 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to almost 310,000, an 87 percent increase in that period, according to a recent report released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the industry’s trade association. There has been no better gun salesman than President Obama and his minions in the history of this country, and it occurred in an otherwise downward economy!

 

So, for those that desire change, you have it. Tens of millions more firearms are in the hands of law-abiding American citizens since the failed enactment of the “assault weapons” ban of 1994. If “no more guns” means confiscation, just how will it be implemented? How will they be gotten from criminals? And, how will anyone prevent basement manufacture or black market trade?

 

So, if anyone wants to begin an honest discussion about guns, let’s start with some honest reality and not mere hyperbole so prevalent today.

 


Glen Wunderlich
Glen Wunderlich

About Glen Wunderlich:

Charter Member Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA). Outdoor writer and columnist for The Argus-Press (www.argus-press.com) and blog site at www.thinkingafield.org Member National Rifle Association (NRA), Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC), member U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA), Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), Commemorative Bucks of Michigan (CBM). Visit: www.thinkingafield.org

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. . The end result of their great teaching was on parade this weekend across America . ….. HALF the idiots are “demanding” you take away their Bill of Rights and give up your guns because “THE POLICE will protect you” —- the other half were “demanding” the POLICE STOP SHOOTING UNARMED CITIZENS.
    They Really derseve raises — ‘I was a teacher for 17 years, but I couldn’t read or write’ http://www.bbc.com/news/stories-43700153 and the teachers just “moved him on”
    Yeah sure, the POLICE – — Currently, in the U.S., law enforcement kills around 1,200 citizens per year. Ironically, that number is actually four times higher than those who die from rifles. As has been recorded, cops have killed 450 percent more people than have died in the past forty years of mass shootings.
    Teacher pay raises HELL! Give the Taxpayers a REFUND. The little idiots cannot read or write, and have NO concept of the Constitution, Law, History. ………..The Teacher Unions should be paying DAMAGES to the Kids —- A Third Of Millennials Aren’t Sure The Earth Is Round, Survey Finds http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/04/05/…-flat-earth-survey/
    take their HUGE pensions and use it to actually educate the kids.
    The same “teachers” who taught nothing about economics taught nothing about history or the Constitution …. what they DO teach is “Be PROUD of being stupid and knowing squat …… history is BOOOORING”
    Teachers whine about how “hard” they work but FAKEucators taught the children nothing about History or the US Constitution. MILLIONS of kids without a CLUE about history, or the US Constitution.
    ” Hey teacher, leave those kids alone.”
    So the FAKEucators are bald faced liars as well as Child Exploiters. One does not wave POLITICAL SIGNS at a funeral. More reason to fire them.
    Every teacher or school administrator who aided, urged, promoted or engaged in that “student” walk out must be fired. They used YOUR taxes to promote Their political agenda . They used their “position of authority” to coerce their wards, minor children, into actions they will come to regret …. just like #METOO victims. I can guarantee the FAKEucators did not present a balanced, objective, overview of the subject.
    This is Child Abuse and Exploitation. They are coercing children to further their political agenda. Any teacher that engages in such exercises must be FIRED and charged with Child Abuse and Exploitation.When is the TAXPAYER FUNDED, School organized, PRO-Constitutional Second Amendment walkout???

  2. Does being a liberal also convey automatic inability to understand the written or spoken word? To me it seems that it does. Cannot understand written words- SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. Cannot understand spoken words-FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS. Maybe a demonstration of real world physical is coming with the impending bump stock ban being brought to you by that friend of reasonable gun control Donald Trump.

  3. The “Second Amendment” is a misnomer. It’s properly called the “Second Article”, and cannot be repealed because the ninth article forbids it.

    These are not “amendments”. The Bill of Rights, in it’s entirety, is the first amendment to the constitution, and there would be no constitution unless the Bill of Rights were first accepted by the states as the law of the land.

    The argument for repeal is therefore moot. The Bill of Rights is one body of law, and our right to keep and bear arms is part of that law. The ninth article of the Bill of Rights prevents the government from creating any law or power that infringes upon those rights, so the discussion is over.

    The second amendment to the constitution deals with one state suing another, and you can repeal that until you’re blue in the face if you like, but you will not remove my right to keep and bear arms peaceably.

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