As schoolchildren are sacrificed for gun sales and votes people look back to see how the Second Amendment actually came into being. In a country where history is ignored and rewritten perhaps the origin of the Second Amendment should be reviewed.
NRA enthusiasts like to promote the idea that the Second Amendment is needed to protect them from a government out of control. The reality of the historical record is that early slave owners feared a slave uprising. The purpose of well-armed militias was to put down slave uprisings. Now if you extrapolate from the Second Amendment and have it mean whatever you want the NRA has a golden opportunity here to twist the Second Amendment once more. The slaves were African Americans. Obviously the Second Amendment did not want the slaves to have guns. So in the spirit of the NRA black people should not be able to own guns. No doubt this is the kind of gun control the NRA can get behind.
Driving while black has already become a crime in many places, why not go one step further and carry out the intent of the Second Amendment as twisted NRA history would have it?
No other country in the world has the gun carnage the United States suffers from. Why can they protect their children while ours lie dead in the hallways of our schools?
Mike Quinn, Hazen