A Brief Word in Favor Repealing of the 2nd Amendment

The 2nd Amendment is a dated law and 21st Century America should demand its repeal.

The 2nd Amendment of the Constitution should be repealed.

It reads:

"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."

The authors of this document were fervently against standing armies. So, a well-regulated militia was necessary for the security of the United States of America.

Now the United States of America has the largest and most well-armed standing military in the history of humanity with nearly a trillion dollars in annual spending.

Therefore, the 2nd Amendment is no longer necessary and should be repealed as soon as possible.

A new amendment, repealing the 2nd Amendment, should be put in place that matches the realities of the 21st Century.  Time has changed the circumstances of our world and the Supreme Law of the United States of America should change with it.

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Larry Lazar September 19, 2013 at 10:34 AM
Karl, I agree with your very well argued original piece, but would expand it to the ENTIRE Constitution. It should be replaced and re-written for every generation (~22-28 years) Thomas Jefferson came up with this idea, not me. Although he said it should be replaced every 17 years, however, life spans were much shorter than and 17 was pretty normal start for young men to begin having children. He wrote that the Constitution is for the living, not the dead. Personally, I think using the 230 year old Constitution is like the MLB using Abner Doubleday's original rules for modern baseball games. It would be nuts, and a horrible game too. The game has changed a lot in 230 years and the "rules" for the game should change with it.
Karl Frank Jr. September 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM
I mostly agree. Part of the problem of why I think we don't do that, is can you imagine the Constitution that would have arisen out of the Bush era? Good grief. :) Politics waxes and wanes. One thing I like about just have the original constitution as a living document is that, like Lincoln said, it is written when the better angels of our nature are not under stress. It's a reasonable and rational, secular document, that keeps us in check when our more animal nature wants to take over. That's not to say the limits aren't occasionally pushed. The movie "Lincoln" is a perfect example of this. (avoiding the swamps by not heading true north.) However, I love the baseball to government analogy. I use it all the time. I often say capitalism is like baseball. It's a great game, but without rules and honest umpires, it's a free-for-all that would be incredibly boring to watch and wouldn't last very long. (Baseball almost failed for that reason in the 1870s.) As a side-note, from what I understand, Doubleday had little to nothing to do with the origin of baseball. (I know. I was surprised when I learned this myself.) If you have Netflix, Ken Burns does a great job on 'Baseball'
Karl Frank Jr. September 19, 2013 at 07:39 PM
Funny you mention that. Gun deaths will surpass vehicle deaths in 2015. People choose to drive or ride in cars. Innocent people don't choose to be shot by psychopaths with easy access to guns. Cars=invented for transportation. Guns=invented to kill. BTW, I no longer allow anonymous comments on my blog. Use your real name or be deleted. You have 12 hours. Any additional anonymous comments will be deleted.


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