Charles R. Donaldson
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I saw Ed Koch's final interview. I agree with him that the 2nd Amendment needs to be fixed. Frankly, the reason for it was partly to allow for slave patrols and to arm the frontier against Indians. I am sure the Native Americans would say it was to "murder" their ancestors. Also, it allowed for muzzle loading black powder muskets which took a long time to load not these cannons that we have now. The 2nd Amendment as written is an anachorism.
Gun control is a national problem. Local efforts are doomed because it is easy to travel to get guns. The only effect local control is if the gun is found, the courts can punish if the Supreme court permits. We need to change the Constitution.
I propose the following revision.
“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) REGULATED BY CONGRESS TO INSURE AN EFFICIENT MILITIA AND TO SECURE THE SAFETY OF THE CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC.
The Constitution was full of things that were wrong. Some things did not work like the election of the President and Vice President. The Constitution enshrined slavery and the slave trade. The Senator were not elected by the people. The right to vote had to expressed for blacks and women. The 2nd Amendment is not a sacred cow and it needs revision.
It is time for a modern abolition movement. Let it be a memorial to that fine man, the late Ed Koch, former mayor of New York City.
2 years ago on Repeal of the 2nd Amendment would not Abolish any Right