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No need to Amend the Constitution. Just elect a POTUS and Senate that will remove the Fascists from SCOTUS and rule the Second Amendment applies only to members of WELL REGULATED MILITIAS, exactly as the founding fathers intended.

 

It was put in to placate the Slave States (now know as the Red States) because they wanted to be able to raise local armies to protect against slave revolts. There is NO WAY they intended all citizens, which would've included free blacks, to have unrestricted access to weapons of war.

 

In the meantime, VOTE OUT THE NRAGOP and pass a law banning the semi-automatic weapons that can fire more than 8 times before reloading. Ownership would still be available under the same provisions that you can now own a fully automatic weapon, BUT increase the fee to adjust for inflation from $200 to $3500, and make it payable every year for each weapon.

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Active shooters usually get their guns legally and then target specific victims, FBI says

 

 

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Release of this data should put the lie to claims made that identifying OR treating the mentally ill will fix it all. That's bull...it always was.

 

The 2nd Amendment stipulates :  "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." 

 

That's what it says.  It hasn't changed.  Note the 'conditions' stipulated prior to ensuring the 'right'.

 

Arms meant those immediately available to take with, from home,  IF and when 'called up' to serve...as at Lexington and Concord.  Not arms kept at the local Armory and issued from there.  Further, it meant that each and every able-bodied man, now woman too, would be IN this militia, well regulated under State control, intended to preserve the 'free' State.  State is capitalized and so means a 'governed body of people', not a state of being.   

 

The original legislators would not know contemporary weapons capability, and so could not have taken them into consideration when the legislation was written, debated and memorialized. Their intent has to be the criteria.  Project that intent to today. 

 

There is the rational answer about the Amendment proper.  Why it was there in the first place. Now....do we need to keep it around?  IF not, get rid of the clutter and clean this thing up. Enough is enough.  If a new Constitutional Amendments is needed, more specific to this time in history, the means to enact one still exists.  Perhaps we should make use of it before it goes away for good.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Active shooters usually get their guns legally and then target specific victims, FBI says

 

The terror of an armed gunman opening fire in public places has become an all-too-common occurrence, affecting American schools, churches, offices, holiday parties, government facilities and movie theaters.While the attacks differ in location, level of carnage and the community affected, an FBI study released Wednesday found that a common element of the attacks lies with the shooters, who are frequently motivated by grievances in their lives, wielding guns they obtained legally and targeting specific victims when they open fire.

 

The study, which examined dozens of active shooters between 2000 and 2013, found that contrary to the public perception of the episodes as being fueled by mental health issues — an assertion frequently given voice by politicians, including President Trump — law enforcement officials were able to verify that only about 25 percent of the attackers had diagnosed mental health issues.

 

The attackers, who almost always were men or boys, typically attacked places that were familiar to them. They had acted in ways that concerned the people around them ahead of the attacks, with many expressing a desire to carry out violent acts. And most used guns they acquired legally, oftentimes buying the weapons specifically for their attacks, the study concluded.

 

“Offenders don’t snap,” Andre Simons, supervisory special agent of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit and a co-author of the study, said in a telephone interview. “They don’t wake up one morning and suddenly decide to attack.”

 

Rather, the decision is part of “a long process,” Simons said. The study found that 77 percent of attackers spent a week or longer planning their violence, which “does take some forethought and design on the part of the offender,” he said.

 

The new study, a copy of which was provided to The Washington Post before it was published, examined 63 cases, focusing on the shooters and the actions that led up to their attacks. It is a sequel of sorts to a 2014 report the FBI released examining active shootings during the same time frame. That report identified 160 incidents fitting the definition of “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area” — and it found that such attacks had become more frequent during that 13-year period.

 

Since then, the bureau has continued studying shooting rampages, and its findings have been grim. In 2017, the massacres at a concert in Las Vegasand inside a church in Sutherland Springs, Tex., were among 30 active shootings the FBI found nationwide, the most it has tracked in a single year.

 

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