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The Bloody Second Amendment

The firearms’ problems survey showed that the US civilians have 120.5 firearms for every 100 the US residents; total the U.S. civilians hold 393 million firearms (2017 data). However, most Americans in the United States don’t own weapons, Gun Policy notes. According to estimates, in 2017, only 42% of families owned firearms.

This is a huge national tragedy that more than 30,000 Americans are killed with guns each year in the USA (including suicides). The number of Americans who lost lives by gun violence since 2000 up to 2019 (for 20 years excluding suicide statistics) is about 200,000, including thousands of children and teenagers. Is it normal when 200,000 Americans die by gunshot death without a war? No, it is a shock! And the hurricane of gunshot killings in the USA does not subside: in 2019, the USA recorded a record high number of gun-massacres (since 1970): 211 people have become victims of 41 massacres.

The eminent US Founding Fathers Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, who wrote the 2nd Amendment, would never have allowed any of their edicts to cause the death of many thousands of civilian Americans in peacetime. (Piers Morgan to D. Trump during the interview for ITV: “You know, in Britain we have 35 gun deaths a year.In America, today, there'll be 85. Tomorrow 85 and so on”.)

Therefore, I would like to ask whole America а simple question: How did it happen that three simple words in the US Constitution - “well regulated Militia” the US Supreme Court turned into a death sentence for thousands of civilian Americans? If we write down the 2nd Amendment in accordance with today's situation regarding to firearms, then the Second Amendment should look like this: “A poorly regulated law for any firearms and any persons, including psychopaths, criminals, the white nazis and also any assault rifles for them.”

The assault-style rifles did not exist when the 2nd Amendment was written and approved, and therefore the 2nd Amendment cannot be automatically extended for them (at least based on "Originalism in Constitutional Interpretation"). Otherwise, let's we allow the sale of “Javelin FGM-148” at the same time! That is, the unconditional right to possession and carrying of ANY MODERN firearms by civilian persons doesn't follow at all from the 2nd Amendment. Also, the 2nd Amendment absolutely doesn't prohibit the US and state governments to control and regulate the sale and owning of firearms. (Moreover, when considering the “Heller's case” the US Supreme Court focusing on the word "people", didn't clarify the meaning of the words “well regulated”. But after all, the words “well regulated” at all times of human civilization, including the time of the US Founding Fathers, meant chances of CHECKING, REGISTRATION and MANAGEMENT.)

Colt Army 1860 Colt Army 1860

Winchester Model 1873 Winchester Model 1873

Firearms of the 2nd Half of the 18th century for which was created the 2nd Amendment

The “gun lobby” and NRA leaderships constantly lies that “Gun control” movement wants to “repeal the 2nd Amendment”, "disarm of Americans", and “take away freedom from the US people”. But, in reality, “Gun control” movement just wants:

1) The ban of the sale and storage of assault-style weapons (automatic, semi-automatic, multi-charged).

2) The ban on accumulating in the family any "firepower" (more than 2 weapons per member of family over 21).

3) The seizure (through the court) of all weapons from persons representing a potential danger to society (mental instability, a tendency to violence, etc.)

4) In-depth verification of buyers (and present owners) of firearms.

5) The possibility of redemption from the population of all assault weapons (following the example of New Zealand).

6) The ban the sale of firearms over the Internet and "hand sale".

7) Creation of an all-American computer database of firearms owners.

In the UK, France, Germany, Japan, all these rules for weapons is working, but with Freedom and Democracy everything is all right there, and there are 5-15 times fewer gunshot killings! (Piers Morgan to D. Trump during the interview for ITV: “You know, in Britain we have 35 gun deaths a year. In America, today, there'll be 85. Tomorrow 85 and so on.”(As of September 1, 2019, 335 people were killed and 1219 wounded in the USA from gunshots.)

As a person with an army rank of lieutenant, I assert: such a powerful and reliable weapon as the six-charged “Ruger” and “Smith & Wesson” or, all the more, ten-charged “Colt” is fully enough for self-defense!

Site «Politico» and company «Morning Consult» made a survey (it happened Aug. 5-7, 2019) regarding “gun control”. The poll found that nearly 70% of all voters would back such a ban of the assault-style riffles. Also, 55% of GOP voters were comfortable with banning assault-style weapon, and 54% said they would support stricter gun laws more generally. 90% of respondents said they would back universal background checks for gun sales. Only 23 % of all voters oppose an assault weapons ban, the poll found. But the US “gun lobby", getting billions dollars in profit from the sale of firearms - the opinion of majority does not care.

The San Francisco city government has formally labelled the pro-gun lobbyist National Rifle Association (NRA) a "domestic terrorist organization" (September 2019). District Two Supervisor Catherine Stefani said in a statement: “Nobody has done more to fan the flames of gun violence than the NRA. ”Well, the NRA leadership gives motives to such statements. For example, the NRA leadership with coarse pressure and threats is constantly trying to silence its critics. So, the NRA leader Mr. North appeared with criticize student activists who have been pushing for gun control and said that the NRA was the victim of “civil terrorism” (i.e., according to North, the terrorists are not those who shoot students, but those who criticize the NRA!) Other example: Physicians who treated bullet wounds and criticized the bad gun control have been subjected to brutal pressure from Mr. North "to stay in your lane.” Also, the NRA, in fact, protects and lobbies the interests of the Mexican criminals: when, several years ago, ATF has implemented a rule requiring dealers in the border states to report to the ATF multiple sales of assault rifles, the NRA called it "foul" and backed a lawsuit to get the rule overturned (i.e. acted for benefit of the Mexican criminals and drug mafia!)

Mexican police say almost all criminal skirmishes in Mexico are carried out with US firearms. The illegal sale of weapons from the USA to Mexico (more than 100,000 units/year) has a turnover of billions of dollars annually. Illegal American weapons kill tens of thousands of Mexicans every year. Mexican President Lopez Obrador blamed Washington on soft stance on assault-style weapons. It’s interesting, and who is managing the giant smuggling of firearms from the USA to Mexico with impunity? Maybe, these are some of the guys who shout the loudest about the 2nd Amendment?

Alas, there currently is no computerized National Gun Registry in the United States (the photo, address, ID number, fingerprints, criminal and "behavior" records, other). Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, who killed 58 people and injured 500, kept 23 unit firearms in his hotel room and another 24 - in his house as well he bought some thousands of cartridges. If the police could see the monstrous amount of his “military purchases” (in National Gun Registry), they would have prevented this massacre as well as hundreds other firearm-massacres. This is why gun control is needed including National Gun Registry!

Connor Betts, who killed 9 and wounding 27 people in 2019 in Dayton, Ohio, previously posted on the school toilet a list of classmates whom he wants to “kill, rape and peel.” However, he was legally sold an assault-style .223-caliber high-capacityrifle with 100-round magazines. This is a shame for a civilized country! The NRA's leaders proposed to arm teachers in schools: "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun." But it is complete nonsense: even with all the professional agility of the police, Betts during 30 seconds made 41 shots! That’s why we need to ban assault-style weapons! No one policeman, all the more no one civilian don't have any reliable protection against assault-style riffles!

When in 2019, in New Zealand, there was a mass shooting at the mosque (50 dead, dozens injured), its government immediately banned the sale of assault weapons, and they spent $ 200 million to redeem out forbidden assault weapons from the population. With this, New Zealand showed the whole world how Freedom and Democracy should work. But if in the USA, where more than 10,000 people are killed annually from firearms, and neither the White House nor Congress is able to stop that - it means that "we the people" don’t really manage by America. It is NOT freedom and NOT democracy. Why is this possible in New Zealand, but is impossible in America? – Because, obviously, New Zealand is governed by the Democratic Institutions, and America - by illegal (who no one elected) but powerful lobbyists (the financial lobby, gun lobby, pharmaceutic lobby, others; in 2018, 11.5 thousand officially registered lobbyists worked in the United States, through which corporations spent $3.4 billion on promoting their interests in Government and Congress). Why did in New Zealand no one Courts dare (after a bloody massacre) to challenge this ban regarding assault weapons? - Because in New Zealand, the Highest Courts serve the Law and the Constitution, but in the present US - it serves mainly the interests of the Republican or Democratic Party only (depending on the quantitative ratio of the "party judges" there.)

Thus, in today's America the deliberate monstrous distortions sense of the 2nd Amendment take place. There were 30 large rivers in the USA. Now one more river has been added (by Vittorio Zucconi, journalist): “The big red river that washes America with the blood of 33 thousand victims of firearms every year”. Let's call it "The Gun Lobby’s Bloody River"!

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