Friday, October 2, 2015
Once again a mass killing by a malcontent who had legally accumulated 13 assorted guns, pistols, refiles and assault weapons.
Yes the Second Amendment states that “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.”
A strict reading would imply that the purpose for individuals to have guns is basically to be able to serve in a State’s Militia; an organization separate from the national army.
Nor does it imply that any individual should amaze an arsenal or acquire assault weapons or other rapid multi-firing guns.
Logically it would seem that the ownership of a handgun for protection, and one or two sporting/hunting weapons would be It is time that consistent with the needs implied in that amendment as well as what was important in those days of providing food, and is now for an acceptable recreational usage.
It is time that Federal and State legislatures pass laws that strictly control the legal sale of arms. These laws should not only set out the rules for purchasing weapons but also provide for the accounting of the weapons an individual can have; most likely as stated in the above paragraph.
There should be very strong penalties for those who illegally sell or possess guns of any nature Military type weapons must be prohibited for individual ownership.
Secondarily the media should limit the excessive exposure it gives to these crimes. Reporting them is fine but the tendency is to make a Celebrity out of the perp which encourages imitators.