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Kirschner: 2nd Amendment needs to be repealed

Posted 5/30/22

Following each mass shooting there is outrage, prayers and calls for change.

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Opinion

Kirschner: 2nd Amendment needs to be repealed

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Following each mass shooting there is outrage, prayers and calls for change.

The shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde are no different.

The proposals such as universal background checks and red flag laws are tiny steps to solve a huge problem. We need to fix the core problem: The 2nd Amendment.

The U.S. Constitution was ratified on Sept. 17,1787. Article 5 allows for Amendments and the first ten, “The Bill of Rights,” were ratified on Dec. 15, 1791. Since then, there have been 17 Amendments to the Constitution.

The 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment. That was prohibition and proof that a failed amendment can be repealed.

The 2nd Amendment is short: “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.”

The 2nd Amendment made sense in 1791. Rifles were single-shot flintlocks and not high-capacity killing machines. The amendment has been hijacked and makes no sense in 2022.

What “well-regulated militia” did the Buffalo and Uvalde murderers belong to?

We need to repeal the 2nd Amendment!