The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms and was adopted in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights. The 2nd Amendment is simple and brief: “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”.
Warren Burger, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1969-1986 had this to say in 1990: “The gun lobby’s interpretation of the 2nd amendment is one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word fraud, on the American people by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime. The real purpose of the 2nd amendment was to ensure that state armies-the militia-would be maintained for the defense of the state. The very language of the 2nd amendment refutes any argument that it was intended to guarantee every citizen an unfettered right to any kind of weapon he or she desires”. Today, thanks to the gun lobby and right wing Republicans, the U.S. has allowed their 2nd amendment to be so liberally interpreted that any kook can buy weapons that are good for only one thing; killing people, and lots of them at a time. This is aided by an unbalanced president who on the one hand says the latest church shooting in Texas was not about guns but due to a mentally unbalanced person. This is the same president who recently reversed an Obama law and made it easier for mentally challenged people to buy guns. I feel sorry for decent, peaceful Americans.