• The amendment does not apply to a modern state in the 21st century.

    Today, we do have an effective military and police power to protect our rights and enforce security measures. The only reason why someone could have a weapon is for hunting and sportsmanship. The idea that you own a weapon to protect yourself has opened the door to too many tragedies and the facts that USA is at the foreword of number of gun fatalities has to stop. Countries like Japan do have a very strict policy regarding guns ownership and gun violence is quasi inexistent. If people feel insecure it may be for other reasons that cannot be dispel by owning a gun, and these reasons, social, jobs, poverty... Need to be addressed first.

  • Repeal not illegal

    Repeal doesn't mean making ownership illegal.

    Gun ownership shouldn't be a "right", it should be an earned privilege, like driving a car. Take a class, Take a test, Get a license, Register with State/Feds.

    Access is simply too easy, too fast.

    Assault class weapons should be banned. Citizens haven't had to overthrow our government since the country was founded. Though there have been "resistances", they were handily put down (except for the civil war), because the US military barely even uses guns to fight anymore. Good luck shooting down that drone with your AR-15.

    The Constitution guarantees the "Right to Life" before all other things. America's fetish for the 2nd Amendment is currently infringing on that first right.

    Lastly, let's just be honest... You don't want to keep guns for all those other BS reasons people say.
    You want to keep them because you like them - and that's perfectly okay.
    You like something, you want to keep it - makes sense.

    This isn't about taking them. It's about reigning in the culture of gun worship, and making ownership truly responsible.

  • Repeal the Second Amendment

    Only through repeal can a proper system of regulation be set up. More mass shootings take place in the US than in any other country, because there are nearly 300 million guns in US, way more than anywhere else. Repeal is a good starting point and it should be followed by destruction of rapid fire weapons.

  • A right that only 1 in 3 enjoy.

    People in the 18th century were not smarter, wiser or more enlightened than the people of today. That goes for the Founding Fathers too. Ultimately, in a democracy, even rights enshrined in a constitution can be changed by the will of the people. Many of those rights should be considered inviolate, but not those associated with the second amendment. Roughly two thirds of the population of the US do not own a gun, it is likely that, having no interest in guns themselves, they would prefer the right not to have live in an armed society.

  • The 2nd amendment is not relevant today

    When our forefathers made this amendment we were fighting the British and French and the need to bear arms was necessary, as we did not have a strong Army, so we needed every day citizens to help.
    This is not true today and the NRA is so wrong and corrupt.

  • Guns are unnecessary

    The framers did not intend for citizens to use automatic or semi-automatic weapons for personal use. Back then, it took a considerable amount of time and effort to load a gun and shoot one bullet. Now, we can use a magazine with 50 bullets receptively and be able to reload in seconds.

  • Guns are unnecessary

    The framers did not intend for citizens to use automatic or semi-automatic weapons for personal use. Back then, it took a considerable amount of time and effort to load a gun and shoot one bullet. Now, we can use a magazine with 50 bullets receptively and be able to reload in seconds.

  • Guns are unnecessary

    The framers did not intend for citizens to use automatic or semi-automatic weapons for personal use. Back then, it took a considerable amount of time and effort to load a gun and shoot one bullet. Now, we can use a magazine with 50 bullets receptively and be able to reload in seconds.

  • Lets Join the Civilized World

    Its debatable how the founding fathers interpreted the right to bear arms, but even if you interpret it to mean an unfettered right for individuals to have guns - I don't care. We are awash with guns, and we are all less safe because of it. Ban individual ownership of guns.

  • The 2nd Amendment is obsolete.

    The NRA's consistent opposition to all reasonable gun control laws leaves the country with only one choice: the repeal of the 2nd amendment. No one with any knowledge of the founding fathers' intentions could argue in favor of this amendment or support the irresponsible actions of the NRA and their fear mongering.

  • The rest will fall.

    If we as a nation decide to repeal the 2ND Amendment, then the 1st Amendment falls, the 3rd Amendment falls, the 4th Amendment falls, the fifth Amendment falls and so on and so forth. The world's most notorious dictators throughout history have taken away guns from the citizens and then committed untold atrocities against the citizens, killing thousands upon millions of the citizens. Mao in China, Hitler in Germany, Stalin in Russia, and the list goes on.

  • Who would ever give up their ability to defend themselves?

    We live in a crazy world and I own a few guns for sport and self defense. I don't know any reason that I should be denied the right to protect myself. I know that there are enough guns in the world that you would never get them all so taking mine would put my family and myself in serious danger.

  • Guns don't kill people.

    The gun does not kill a human the man holding the gun does. But a gun isn't the only thing that can kill people. People are smart enough now to be able to build a bomb out of house hold items. Even if we do repeal the amendment people will still smuggle guns like they do with drugs. Guns also help protect people. If you have someone threatening to kill someone or even you. Someone with a gun could hurt or kill this person.

  • Not a solution.

    Take away guns, then knives would become the weapon of choice. Take away knives, then a ball bat would become the weapon of choice. Take away ball bats.... My point being is that no matter what is deemed illegal the criminally insane will find a way to inflict harm or death. Remember, simple box cutters were used on 911, killing over 3000 people. I believe that when gun permit is applied for it should include a psychological evaluation along with MANDATORY training in the use firearms. Some states do not require that when applying for a permit. Just enforce the current laws in place now and get the illegal guns off the streets. My heart goes out to the families of the recent massacre victims but gangland killings of innocents, though the use of illegally acquire guns, far out number these instances. Taking the guns from law-biding citizens won't correct this problem.

  • No way, Jose!

    We should keep our amendment but obtain stricter gun control. We need to make it harder for people with a psychological depression history to purchase weapons. They should undergo a mental history survey, like taking a loan from the bank. You should be approved based on your mental status. Yet, we can never tell who those people are.

  • No, the government should not repeal the 2nd amendment.

    If the United States government repealed every amendment because of a group of tragedies we would not have a Constitution to protect the people of America, or our rights. There are more sane, compassionate people in this country who have the right to bear firearms to protect themselves and their families, as the amendment states. Repealing this hurts them more than the mentally ill Americans who go on killing sprees.

  • Absolutely not.

    Limiting freedom or taking away rights is not the right course to take. Studies have indicated that removing guns from the common people will not stop violence and crimes, only change the details of their nature. Making guns illegal- or at least less legal- isn't really going to help many (if any) people in the long run.

  • No, we should keep the 2nd amendment

    The 2nd amendment was written at a fragile time in our nation's beginnings, and was considered an essential right that citizens had in order to defend themselves and our newly formed country. It is a source of pride to Americans that we have the right to bear arms, that we cannot be subjected to a tyrannical government or invasion without the ability to defend ourselves, and we should retain that as our constitutional right. On the other hand, I don't believe the writers of our Constitution ever envisioned a country in which that very right to bear arms would be used to kill so many of our own citizens without reason..that was clearly not what they had in mind. We need regulations that control guns, and the people who own them, but not our right to have them.

  • No, the second amendment is important

    The idea behind the second amendment was to make sure that governments could not cripple the people's ability to revolt due to oppression. It is important to legally allow people to arm themselves. However, the extent to which people are allowed to amass weapons, and who gets to amass those weapons should be a point of debate.

  • Why is this a thing?

    Individuals should be able to do wat they want with their lives as long as they don't hurt others. I understand the debate on increasing background checks to keep prior felons from obtaining weapons but if you are a law abiding citzen you should be able to purchase a gun with the money you earned.

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