Letter: Rewrite the 2nd Amendment
We are constantly reading of incidents of murder and injury via guns. What is disgusting is the constant reference to our constitutional right to own firearms. When the Second Amendment was written, this country was literally a jungle from just inside the Atlantic states to the Pacific Ocean, with savage beasts and humans the people had to deal with.
It is time we changed that amendment to limit firearms to the military and peace officers, with exceptions permitted with proper application and proof.
Japan, where guns are prohibited, had 97 gun incidents in one year. We had 126,000 murders that same year – if that doesn’t tell us something.
So let us demand that the Second Amendment be changed to correct this terrible situation ASAP!
BERNARD H. ASH