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June 22, 2016

Four Gun Control Laws rejected by the Senate

Filed under: General Nothing — alaboutnothing @ 9:12 pm
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2nd-nraFour gun control laws were presented to the Senate on Monday and all four were “shot” down by the Republicans.  The Democrats say “It’s because the Republicans want to sell guns to ISIS.”  No surprise there, but I have not seen any response on CNN by the Republican folks about ISIS guns.

Based on what has been reported and what we have seen in the news, most of the Republicans get large donations from the NRA for campaign funds.  It seems like to us the Republicans have been anti-gun control for years anyway, so another no surprise on the gun law block.

Today the Democrats are staging a “sit-in” in congress and we applaud the Democrats for standing up and attempting to get something down about guns instead of sitting back and hoping the issue will go away.  (This s the Republican way of dealing with gun issues)

This probably will be discussed for months and taking time away form Congress and the Senate to address other issues.

Why don’t we just repeal the 2nd Amendment?  It was written 200+ years ago when it seemed needed, but now, we don’t see why it’s needed.

Here is what the 2nd Amendment says:

Passed by Congress September 25, 1789. Ratified December 15, 1791. The first 10 amendments form the Bill of Rights.  The 2nd Amendment is as follows: “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.”

Because all the states are now in place “a well regulated Militia does not need to tend to the security of a free state.”  As far as we know all the states are free these days.

“The right of the people to keep and bear arms” is no longer needed so let’s get rid of this amendment and fee up the entire BS” going back and forth about gun control between the politicians.

Let’s let the people of the United States of America decide.  There are 318 million people in the US and about 200 million are voters.  About 3% are blocking the gun control laws and we want a majority vote to decide.  There are two ways to repeal an amendment:

The United States Constitution is unusually difficult to amend.  As spelled out in Article V, the Constitution can be amended in one of two basic ways.

First, amendment can take place by a vote of two-thirds of both the House of Representatives and the Senate followed by a ratification of three-fourths of the various state legislatures or conventions in three-fourths of the states (ratification by thirty-eight states would be required to ratify an amendment today).  This first method of amendment is the only one used to date, and in all but the case of the 21st Amendment, state ratification took place in legislatures rather than state conventions.

Second, the Constitution might be amended by a Convention called for this purpose by two-thirds of the state legislatures, if the Convention’s proposed amendments are later ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures (or conventions in three-fourths of the states).

We go with the “Second” choice mainly because the “First” depends on Congress and the Senate and they are why we are proposing to repeal the 2nd Amendment by the people of the United Sates.  About the only way to use the 1st choice is to vote for and elect all the Democratic candidates for Congress and the Senate.  When there are a three-fourths + majority then a vote can take place.  We want gun control now so we need to get going on the appeal.  Later down the line if we can agree on a new 2nd Amendment that reflects circumstances `that exist now, we can re-instate a “new” 2nd Amendment.

We have nothing to add right now, but we will keep on top of these gun control events and report them as we see fit.  (Sam).

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