Opinion – Gun Control? How about Gun Education and Licensing Instead?

cap2amendment “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.” American Constitution: 2nd Amendment

You’re going to have to bear with me here, what I am going to suggest is not the complete answer, but rather an idea that captures the spirit of the 2nd Amendment and still gives the modicum of control that is being called upon after the events of the Sandy Hook Tragedy, and the increase of mass-shootings. What this wont do is cover any details, nor answer all the questions, but really more of a suggestion in a direction that we could take as a nation. What it wont do is stop Bad People doing Bad Things with guns, nothing can stop that, you cannot regulate crazy that is impossible, but it might just give that balance of personal protection and freedom that this amendment was supposed to enshrine.

Look at the start of the Amendment “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of the a free State” while you could argue that this was written at a time that militia’s were needed and it is outdated because we have a standing army, I believe the answer lies in these words ‘Well-Regulated’ please take the jump to find out my suggestion is… Continue reading