In China a man attacks and injures 22 children at a school. On the same day in Connecticut a man attacks and kills 20 children at a school.
In China the assailant used a knife. In Connecticut assault weapons were used.
It is true that guns don’t kill people; people kill people. But it is easier to kill more people with a gun than with a knife.
If ever there were two incidents at the same time that made this point, I am unaware of it.
So once again, there is a call for gun control in the US and again the gun lobby will point to the Constitution where the text appears to me to refer to militias, that is, government-led militaries such as the National Guard, but to them will be read as an individual right.
The Supreme Court is inclined to accept wide interpretation that gun laws are unconstitutional. So let’s move beyond the constitutional debate by amending the Constitution itself.
Altering the Second Amendment wouldn’t ban guns but allow cities and states to create their own laws regarding gun control. This would appeal to those conservatives who favor local control and separate them from those who believe that individuals have a right to do whatever they want, even when it is a danger to society.