In grief and outrage over school shootings, the blame repeatedly gets placed on the firearms used.
He said the support "is a clear sign to lawmakers to enact legislation prohibiting civilian ownership of semiautomatic weapons, increasing the minimum age to buy a gun from 18 to 21 years old, and establishing more comprehensive background checks on all purchasers of firearms".
Judicial myopia (Heller v. District of Columbia), self-serving fear mongering and congressional venality have contorted and perverted the Second Amendment.
But Stevens called on demonstrators to "seek more effective and more lasting reform".
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Gopalrao, a postal clerk was determined to educate his wife when she expressed her wish to study medicine at the age of 14. According to the blog, Joshi's young life was tragically cut short when she died of tuberculosis before her 22nd birthday.
"You know who started the Second Amendment was southern Senators", he added. When District of Columbia v. Heller asserted an individual's right to bear arms, Stevens said it "provided the NRA with a propaganda weapon of huge power".
I have said for years; everybody can have a musket. Considering why the amendment was written should lead us to different conclusions about the viewpoints of the NRA.
Fact is. there was a move back then to keep guns away from slaves, but it's actually an anti-gun control issue and not an issue about repealing the Second Amendment. The protesters in last week's march told us with their words and placards that the current debate is ... about banning all guns.
The 5-million-member NRA, formed in 1871, states that it exists to "uphold the Second Amendment and advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime".
Kerry Hubartt is the former editor of The News-Sentinel.