The Gross need of revamping to the 2nd Amendmend in the 21 Century

5 Jan

The Second Amendment was written in the middle of the 1700’s at that time the armed forces of America was not the largest force under Arms in the WORLD. When the charter was constructed the collection of states needed everyone to be ready for a day when they might be attacked by someone. That is why the Amendment was placed in the Constitution, things are most certainly different now therefore the second amendment needs to be revamped.

There are shops in America selling arms almost on every corner, this practise is over zealous and leads to the statistic which I quote next. America TOPS the list of nations when it comes to deaths caused by firearms, that could be murder, suicide, or accident. The U.S.A has topped this list for so long that the list now is compiled by the C.D.C  (center for Disease control ). The only nations who even come close are those which have huge Gang War problems such as Mexico, and Brazil and they are even lower than America.

The U.S.A = 14.24 gun deaths per 100,000

Brazil is second = 12.95

Mexico ( with all its gang violence ) = 12.69

The lowest nation in the study was Japan with a miniscule rating of  0.05 and that must have been an accident, my nation of

Canada was a lot higher than Japan but we came in with a score of 4.31.

Some of the most ridiculous things I see present in the U.S is to start with the availability of such things as Semi Automatic Large Caliber weapons which can be turned into fully Automatic man killers with a simple change, this modification can be found on the Internet.  More over I must ask the question, Who needs a 50 Caliber rifle to go hunting or shoot at sheets of paper at a range?  These are weapons of war in fact the U.S Army use these things as snipers weapons in Iraq and Afganistan. I doubt a squirrel needs such a bullet to put it down. The same thing goes for a number of hand guns, some of them are simply too large to be worthwhile and only stroke a persons ego not protect them.

People in America state that they NEED guns to protect them from bad guys, and that to take away their weapons would only leave weapons in the hands of villians. Truth is that if the 2nd amendment had been taken down 50 years ago most of the tragedies we hear about these days would never have occured. The facts are simply this if the law regarding guns were to be taken down and arms were taken away. Laws regarding the use of arms in the perpetration of a crime would also need to be changed a great deal. In my mind if the guns were to be taken from law abiding people and a crime was commited using a gun, the criminal would be shot on the spot by the officer who attended the scene. Accidents would be a different case, but an accident is an easy thing to seperate from a crime i should think.

If we can stop a number of suicides simply by taking the guns out of the hands of some people then we have done a wonderful thing, some will find another way and that cannot be helped. However some will be stopped and that is good, as for the accidents well that simply speaks for itself.

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