That's what we get for treating a document written by our founders over 200 years ago as if it was given to us by god. I personally do not consider the right to own a gun a human right but rather a legal right mixed in with what are mostly human rights (in the bill of rights). The world changes. Our founders did not anticipate guns that could chop down a tree, which is why I see no problem with violating their hallowed words by putting in place sensible restrictions along with a registration system. State level, national level, community level... I don't care, but there should be some sort of registration requirement for gun owners. It's ludicrous to think that the government could (even if they wanted to) confiscate all the guns in america. Not only would it be nearly logistically impossible, even attempting to do so would likely spark off small scale revolts.<quoted text>
You still don't get it, when the framers wrote the constitution the thinks like 1 2 3 5 all the amendments were not something it gave you. It was a stipulation of contract we hold the government to.
These things we consider unalienable rights you were born with, and no law can take them away. It was the sovereign rights we the people gave ourselves. But there is a way amendments can be changed however...
There has to be 2/3 vote in the House, Senate and congress.
If the vote falls short in any one of them the amendment can't be changed.
"The constitution doesn't explicitly rule out any sort of registration system for guns."
With this the problem is history, every time in history there has been a national registration, in every county including this one.
It was used to confiscate them, even when the people were told it wouldn't be done. Every single time, no one is going to agree with a national registration. We've seen this kinda thing before, and are not naive about the intent of registering.
The biggest problem of all this , is that the government is trying to overstep it bounds to enforce laws and define the Government the gifter of these rights. It isn't so, The constitution was written to give the right of Kings to lay in the hands of the majority of the people. It is also infringing on the rights of individual States to write their on laws.
51 % or even 60% cannot change it, it will take 75% in all branches
to do so.
I am aware that we can over rule amendments with new amendments - but killing the 2nd amendment isn't something I'm in favor of anyway. People have their guns and are very attached to them, and there is nothing to be done about that.