I watched some of the coverage today of the March For Our Life across the country. It got my family thinking, given some of the commentary from the NRA and the Gun Lobby.
The 2nd amendment to the U.S. Constitution states:
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.
My proposal is that anyone who owns a gun, with some exemptions that I will enumerate below, must serve in the Militia – which today would be the National Guard.
The only exceptions would be BB and pellet guns, 22’s, handguns with capacities less than 10 shots, shotguns with less than a 6 shell magazine capacity, single-shot, bolt-action or lever-action rifles, and all black-powder guns (my personal favorites in ).
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the militia, shall not be infringed.
That would do it!