The Economist explainsWhy the Second Amendment does not stymie gun control

The Economist explainsWhy the Second Amendment does not stymie gun control

But while "the guns have changed", she said-alluding to the difference between a musket and an AR-15, the semi-automatic weapon with which the Parkland shooter killed 17 people-"our laws have not".

But a majority found the Second Amendment to protect "an individual right to possess a firearm" for self-defence and held that a total ban on handguns violated that right.

The decision might have been the death knell of every firearms restriction on the books - which could be regarded as an infringement on "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms".

Those against gun control argue that regulating firearms infringes on an individual's "right to bear arms", while proponents for such a measure say putting "common sense gun laws" in place would save lives and in no way threaten the sanctity of the amendment.

What about the rights of parents to send their children to the supposed safety of a school and expect they will still be alive at the end of the day?

I am not against guns for self-defense or guns for hunters.

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For most of America's history, the Second Amendment stood as an uninterpreted relic of the founding era.

Spineless politicians wring their hands over the latest killing but won't act because they are in thrall to the gun lobby.

You should be able to buy a gun without it being a constitutionally protected right, and that gun should come with all of the gun safety measures in place that will ensure as much as possible, it does not get into unsafe hands. It is the time to amend our Second Amendment and make the necessary changes. There is no well-regulated militia in America today, just a very well-organized gun lobby.

But more needs to be done. For those who enjoy killing animals for fun, remind them they don't need an AR-15.

A variety of proposals have been offered in response to the Parkland carnage: a ban on "assault weapons", a limit on magazine capacity, a higher age minimum for handgun purchases, requiring federal background checks for private sales, making it easier to take guns away from people with mental disturbances or domestic violence convictions, and improving mental health reporting for background checks. But can we do that as long as owning any kind of gun and as many as we want to is a constitutionally protected right? Conservative New York Times columnist Bret Stephens called for repealing the amendment.

Maria Cardona is a principal at the Dewey Square Group, a Democratic strategist and a CNN/CNN Español political commentator.

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