Gun “rights” activists conveniently forget the “well regulated militia” part of the amendment, the reason why our founders thought the right to bear arms was necessary. How many of today’s gun owners are part of a well regulated militia ?
Having the right to do something does not mean that activity should not be regulated. One needs a license, insurance and registration in order to drive a motor vehicle – with good reason. Without these, there would be many more road deaths than there are now. Can anyone claim that our right to drive is being infringed upon ?
Guns are even more dangerous. Why can’t we have the same type of laws governing gun ownership as well ? We can greatly reduce gun deaths. Nobody wants to BAN guns. We just want them to be regulated.