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Morgan Barnes

Law Enforcement Officer, government agency

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Has the time come for the U.S Second Amendment to be repealed or amended?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Should it be repealed on the grounds that when originally written it was for a smaller population to defend the "State" and meant for Muskets and flintlocks not semi automatics and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 15 2013: As a crazy man said " It's not the gun's kill people, it's people killing people." "Alex Jones" Yes it seems a little extrema to have a military grade assault rifle on hand but as times get worse, it seem people might need them. With the U.S. government allowing a bill to pass that allows a citizen to be detained without questioning and without trial because of the fear of not so real terrorism. This Amendment protects people from other people but mostly from the government. When the government had muskets, so did the people. Because the government is made up of people and people are corruptible. So in a time were there may be marshal law issued, people will need a better form of protection then a pee shooter in the wake of a hummer with a mounted turret.
    • Jan 15 2013: If what you say is true, like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity....that the US Government is the Greatest Domestic Threat....then US Citizens will need the access to much more powerful weapons like Grenades, and Rocket Launchers. The Military and most Law Enforcement agencies are very well armed and one or two Assault Weapons won't be much of a help. Do you agree with allowing Citizens access to these weapons as well?
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        Jan 15 2013: No, I would have to say not as individuals. But as a organization looking out for the public. I'm not saying that the US will turn into a Dictatorship or that people should be in fear of an impending threat from with in. But they should be prepared, have maybe a safe with multiple locks that make it harder get to in a fit of rage. I will admit my comment was a little... over the top. You just can't relie on your government to always have your best inters at mind is what im trying to get across.

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