Articulated well.Barney wrote: ↑August 13, 2019, 4:17 pmJust a comment
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Keep the guns, I don't care, but the people of the USA need to have a good hard look at themselves, admit something is wrong and not be so defensive and aggressive in using the 2nd amendment.
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His whole recreation is shooting. Good luck to him but it isn't my cup of tea.
Americans do have a hard look at themselves. Most lawful gun owners, and people who don't own guns but favor the 2nd Amendment, believe that the current laws on the books aren't enforced properly and that there are too many privacy restrictions on people with mental issues to be able to make sure than they don't possess weapons. Even states that have enacted some form of "red flag" laws have hamstrung themselves by including restrictions that prevent certain groups from reporting on "dangerous people." More PC culture silencing concerns.
As your last sentence seemed to state, to each their own. Every country has the right to self-determination. I don't criticize other countries for choosing to disarm. That's their business. They can do whatever makes them happy. I don't even privately think badly of them. Self-determination is important within societies.
As I've stated repeatedly, if Americans wanted to disarm, they can alter the 2nd Amendment through the amendment process -- constitutionally. They don't do it. Congress doesn't do it. A "Convention of States" can accomplish the process of proposing constitutional amendments for ratification and can bypass Congress all together. That doesn't happen either. The message seems clear.