Wake Up America, It's Time To Repeal The Second Amendment

A broken window is seen at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino Monday Oct. 2 2017 on the Las Vegas Strip following a mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas. Authorities say Stephen Craig Paddock broke the window and began firing with a cache

A broken window is seen at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino Monday Oct. 2 2017 on the Las Vegas Strip following a mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas. Authorities say Stephen Craig Paddock broke the window and began firing with a cache

Use existing registration laws to round up the guns that are already legally owned. The organization's propaganda campaign has allowed it to seemingly sit on this moral perch as it proudly defends Second Amendment rights that each and every American citizen is guaranteed at birth (except if you're Philando Castile, of course), even if those same Second Amendment rights had everything to do with the right to bear arms against the Red Coats in 1791 and nothing to do with personal gun ownership in 2017.

How does the United States compare with other countries? Then how do we try to keep guns out of the hands of those "people doing the killing?"

Restricting immigration is certainly not the answer to this problem because it isn't foreign terrorists coming in and carrying out these horrific acts, it's our very own next door neighbors, born and raised Americans.

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That said, I was horrified to watch the events of Sunday night unfold in Las Vegas, the United States city I know best and the one I've visited most often.

It begins with silence: no public statements for as long as reasonably possible, while they develop a narrative that more guns and gun freedoms would have prevented tragedy. We knew that in that crowd, close to 60 people were killed; they had probably been excited to go to the concert for weeks.

But if those deaths were the result of firearms, case closed. No, we should not put more laws into place regarding gun control. Imagine if police didn't kill 1,000 or so Americans every year, which they do in large part because they're trained to believe that anyone who looks at them amusing might be about to shoot them. The National Rifle Association announced its support for regulating the devices that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons and that were apparently used in the Las Vegas massacre to lethal effect. Because you can't buy guns or assault weapons in Europe! However most murders caused by guns involve handguns, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation data. Almost half the states have no requirements, before buying a gun, for any kind of training in handling a firearm. "My guess: Take the guns-or at least the presumptive right to them-away".

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A timeline of responses to this question shows that, for reasons that are not clear, America has become significantly more conservative on the issue since the 1990s - despite the fact that, notwithstanding a recent uptick, crime rates have dropped precipitously since then. Times change. They have to if a nation is to truly develop. At the same time, he does not believe the so-called "common sense" gun laws pushed to counter the NRA really make sense. His proposal doesn't represent a compromise unless you assume the starting point is banning all guns. The attack ads would declare: "John Smith thinks the U.S. Constitution gives you have too many rights... and he wants to cut the Bill of Rights by ten percent!"

"A well regulated State National Guard, being helpful to the safety and security of a State in times of need, along with the strictly regulated right of the people to keep and bear a limited number of non-automatic Arms for sport and hunting, with respect to the primary right of all people to be free from gun violence, this shall not be infringed", the desired amendment reads.

The gun lobby, of which the NRA is the public face, is out of control.

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