It's a full 10 days since the last evidence of poor impulse control* regarding America's fascination with guns and machines of killing has occurred.
Maybe this tragedy is actually mellowing me a bit.
I used to feel that the second amendment needed to be revised to say, you can own as many single shot muskets as you want.
Now I am beginning to think, you really don't need to own over 12 muskets in total.
Let's pretend we are members of the "federalist society", that right wing society of lawyers who believe that the constitution needs to be viewed as a document that never changes.
Ok. A firearm in the 18th century was a musket, or a cannon.
There were no handguns (pistols), or (semi) or automatic rifles then.
Based on what the constitution wrote, automatic weapons should not be allowed because of this.
Wow. Antonio Scalia must be turning over in his grave (the NY liberal in me can only hope!)
When viewed in this light, the second amendment really begins to look questionable.
* hats off to Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, where one of the villians has that (PIC) tattooed on his farhead.
...oh, did you know Snow Crash is being made into a Netflix show? Fantabulous!!