What do you think of this gun control argument
The Articles of Confederation in Article VI: "...every State shall always keep up a well-regulated and disciplined militia, sufficiently armed and accoutered, and shall provide and constantly have ready for use, in public stores, a due number of filed pieces and tents, and a proper quantity of arms, ammunition and camp equipage."
They shortened it in the 2nd amendment because everyone knew what it meant...which falls under the "failure to clarify" category.
Secondly, The primary purpose of the state militia may well have been to preserve "slave patrols" in the south.
The NRA is an organization created by and supported by gun & ammunition corporations. It is the face of these groups. Since I only own two guns, both shotguns, both inherited, I am not the buyer or constituent or target audience of either the NRA or Gun Companies. The NRA has left moderation behind to be more shrill and more radical because their audience is the person who wants to buy more guns and more ammunition with more and for firepower.
So, it comes down to reasonableness and the willingness to have a discussion in good faith. Most of us agree that the "right to bear arm" is not without restrictions. It does not mean we all get to keep chemical and biological weapons in our homes. Most of us agree that we don't need missile systems or tactical nuclear warheads in our basements "just in case."
In good faith, can we discuss where to draw the line and when to call BS BS? While keeping mind that there are groups and companies that make a ton of money off the crazies who want unlimited firepower because the end of the world is near.
If you are required to have insurance to own a car just in case there is an accident, why shouldn't you be required to have insurance on your gun just in case there is an accident. Statistically, you are much more likely to survive a car accident than a gun accident.
If there is a national registry of cars and car owners, homes and home owners, telephone & cell phone numbers. property owners, stock owners, why do you think a registration of gun ownership will cause the fall of civilization?
If we have survived the legal requirement to record the transfer of cars, homes and property why do you think recording the transfer of weapons is significantly different?
If a person is on the international No Fly List, why should they be able to buy weapons and explosives anonymously at gun shows or over the internet?
If you buy into the argument that there is no sense in more gun regulation because "it will not stop criminals any way," do you also by into the logic that there should be not regulations of murder because in won't stop murder, or regulations of rape do not stop rape, or regulation of fraud does not stop from or any other set of regulations?
If you buy into the argument that "we already have enough regulations...we just need to enforce the ones we have." Do you also support the full funding of an aggressive groups enforce those laws... like the ATF, and paying for larger prison populations? Or is this an NIMBY issue?