Yes, and a wrench is not a hammer. Specialized tools do the job better. That’s the point.
- The whole point of the 2nd Amendment is a militia.
- The whole point of a militia is to substitute for a military.
- The whole point of a military is lethal force.
It’s almost patronizing to suggest that a military is best equipped with military-grade weaponry. This isn’t rocket science.
So instead of arguing whether the 2nd Amendment was about enforcing slavery or the true definition of “well-regulated,” how about we just repeal this archaic, bat-shit crazy law and get on with the work of civilization?
Does anybody care about the insurrectional power of a musket versus an AK-47? Do we really? An overthrow of the United States government, possessed of the greatest military force the world has ever seen? By a bunch of rednecks with Bushmasters? Ludicrous.
Why not admit the framers did not craft the founding documents on stone tablets atop Mount Olympus and amend the United States Constitution, as though we were a grown-ups capable of our own governance?
Yes, it’ll be difficult and yes, such a repeal probably won’t pass in our lifetimes. That doesn’t mean it’s not worth doing. Politics is a strong and slow boring of hard boards.
Background checks are great. Banning assault weapons is better. But neither of those will pass without ugly, protracted debates. So it’s just a question of how ugly and protracted you’re willing to get. Little children in Connecticut are getting massacred so my tolerance is pretty high.