Saturday, July 3, 2010

Second amendment in Chicago Tribune

Chicago Saturday AM 3 July 2010

Chicago Tribune

A letter in the Saturday 3 July Voice of the People "Take a poll" says the Second Amendment "was a good law when our government was formed, but society has changed..." such that "...keeping of arms now poses more danger to the average Chicagoan than it does to our democracy." The letter concludes: "… a national poll would support the revocation of Second Amendment."

The Founders recognized things would change, so Article V describes a procedure to amend the Constitution, which has been done 27 times. One of these actually repealed a previous amendment, so little more is needed than to dust off the 21st amendment, rename it the 28th, and change its reference to 'eighteenth' to "second", get it passed by 2/3 majorities of both the House of Reps and the Senate, and ratification by 3/4 of the state legislatures.
Arnold H Nelson

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