This is a controversial subject that I am going to write about. I doubt that there is anyone who doesn't have an opinion, either agreeing with me or totally disagreeing. There is no middle ground with this topic.
I believe that the United States government should repeal the second amendment. Told you it was controversial.
The second amendment in it's entirety 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.
When our Forefathers wrote our constitution there was not an organized military as there is today. They wanted to make sure that if their new country was under attack, the citizens would be able to defend it. They wanted to make sure that owning a gun would not be against any law.
We now have an organized militia. We have the strongest, largest, most heavily funded fighting force in the world. It is no longer "necessary to the security of a free State" for people "keep and bear arms."
Germany had 381 gunshot related deaths in 1999, France had 255, Canada had 165, the United Kingdom had 68, Australia had 65, Japan had 39,and the United Sates had 11, 127 gunshot related deaths.
All these countries, except the United States don't even arm their police forces.
The other countries have banned gun ownership and their violent crimes are lower than ours. Our crimes have become more violent. Our criminals are not afraid because our penalties are not strong enough. It is legal to own guns here. It is even legal for a violent convicted felon to own a gun after all parole has been served. Yeah, that's what I want is a proven violent person allowed to own another means to violence.
I am not some crack pot liberal gun control freak. I am someone who has put a lot of thought into my position. I do believe that ALL guns should be banned. If a citizen were to be caught with a gun, the penalty should be so stiff that it would discourage them from even considering having one the first place. I am a person who is sickened by the violence in our country caused by guns.
The amount of hunting done in this country for food, not sport is on a decline. For the few who still hint to feed their families there is always bow and arrow, which is a more exciting way to hunt.
I believe that repealing the second amendment and making stiffer penalties for the possession of a gun would make our country safer and freer to live in. We would no longer be afraid to walk at night, we would no longer have to worry about some nut job on the freeway. We could all relax and take a deep breath.
Making the second amendment null and void would give our country a safer environment for our children to grow up in. We would become a nation of peace.