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Morgan Barnes

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Has the time come for the U.S Second Amendment to be repealed or amended?

After yesterdays tragic shooting in Newtown CT and the worst year ever for firearm related deaths and mass killings , has the time for the US Government to tell the Gun Lobby it is over and repeal or amend "the right of the people to bear arms".

Should it be repealed on the grounds that when originally written it was for a smaller population to defend the "State" and meant for Muskets and flintlocks not semi automatics and military hardware, which makes it no longer viable on account of relevance to this day and age.

That Militia should be held to Law Enforcement agencies, Military and government controlled Para military agencies, with a show need, clause for people such as certain Primary producers etc.

Is it time to tell the NRA and the Gun Lobby there will be no more "collateral" damage no matter how much you donate to the "Party"

What would be the best way for the government to enforce such a law???

And please no Guns do not kill people, people kill people debates it was people who invented firearms in the first place.

The time has come to realise it is mainly our children who pay the ultimate price for lack of diligence in monitoring a problem that has been there for far too many years.

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Closing Statement from Morgan Barnes

Firstly I would like to say I did not flag or delete anyone's comments I am perfectly capable of speaking for myelf however I did get frustrated and had some comments deleted myself.
As I write this President Obama has signed 23 executive orders inline with Colleen's post from yesterday from New York.

I have to admit I am a little disappointed that we could not of just discussed the issue in a more calm, critical and logical manner and be able to offer solutions as well as recognised the underling causes, as this is a forum for open ideas and thinking, Then again we are dealing with human nature.
To those of you from the International community thank you for your imput and allowing people to see the different views helds in different parts of the world on this subject.
I will not deny that the Constitution and The Bill Of Rights are the backbone of America, but remember it was written by man not given by god and man can take it away or amend it, if he really wants too.
I am a believer that in the 21st Century we should use it to advance humankind to address the problems of the world and improve it for all. It won't be easy but we have to start somewhere or we risk implementing our own destruction.
I hope that this be a positive start and and an even more positive step in which the US can show the way.
Once again I thank you all for your contributions

"In a progressive country change in constant : change is inevitable "Benjamen Disraeli

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  • Jan 9 2013: Letter to the President 29 Dec 2012 - Part Two Please read above 1st (Sorry):


    Sir, it is my hope that we, as Americans will actually have a comprehensive, thoughtful, common sense debate regarding gun control. To date, I am utterly disappointed by representation on both sides of this issue. One side would have us believe the other is attempting to take all guns and the slightest restriction leads down the road of complete denial of Constitutional rights. The other is trying to convince us that any and all guns are evil, the people who have guns are evil; if we ban all the bad guns then no one would get hurt or die. This type of logic from both sides is egregious especially when our elected officials (GOP and DEM) use ignorance to push an agenda. The outrage over Sandy Hook has propelled Politicians to scream for more gun regulations but I fail to see how banning guns is the answer. I agree 100% with the idea of closing loopholes and holding those accountable who break or skirt the law. Facts are facts, no matter how people spin them; you can’t get away from the math. There is a middle ground that both sides cannot seem to find and are unwilling to compromise in order to do so.

    Why aren’t we addressing the issue that will have the most impact on these incidents, “What is the root cause of the dissolution of these individuals that it makes it OK to conduct atrocities like Sandy Hook?” But, if we are to focus on guns as the sole answer then lets admit that America is woefully negligent in finding a real solution to the problem and our children are still at risk.

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