History is an early warning system for our public health that America keeps ignoring. Now we’re paying increasingly higher public health costs due to letting just about anyone buy any type of gun they like.
So the question is when will we update the second amendment to reflect current conditions?
A couple of hundred years ago guns were cumbersome, time-consuming to reload, and fired only a single shot. The authors of the second amendment wrote on parchment using a feather for a pen. And, you could own another person too if you wanted to.
I’ve shot, owned, and still like guns. But just like driving a car, having and using a gun should be a privilege not a right. People should be able to have guns but they should be required to get training and certification to buy and keep one.
The difference between insanity and genius is measured only by success. The public health impact of guns on Americans is insane. America can fix this situation.