Guns per capita
by Miketwardos via wikimedia commons

Maybe it is time to propose a new Amendment to clarify and modernize the “right to bare arms” in the Second Amendment. I propose the following:

Proposal of a 28th Amendment to the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States: In respect of the Second Amendment and to clarify and modernize its intent; Congress nor any state in its union; that does not have legal evidence of an unlawful violent crime, tendency or intent; shall deny a citizen of voting age; after responsible verification and due process; the right to own or use a weapon of less than mass destruction for the purpose of protecting ones person, family, community and property.

The Civil Code definition of “weapons of mass destruction” can be found in 50 USC § 2302 – Definitions “(1) The term “weapon of mass destruction” means any weapon or device that is intended, or has the capability, to cause death or serious bodily injury to a significant number of people through the release, dissemination, or impact of— (A) toxic or poisonous chemicals or their precursors; (B) a disease organism; or (C) radiation or radioactivity.”

To make the amendment effective, this definition may need to be redefined to include “any weapon that can kill and bring significant harm to a large number of humans in a short amount of time.” With specific definitions of “large number of humans” and “short amount of time” set by congress.

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