Feb 2, 2013
Dear Senator (Gillibrand and Schumer)
Thank you for cosponsoring S.150.
The gun law status quo in the USA features a broad interpretation of the 2nd amendment. This allows private individuals in my country to legally carry far more loaded firearms than in any other country. This creates terrible problems in our modern world, including school shootings,
The only two relevant justifications for this broad interpretation of the 2nd amendment are entirely, obscenely obsolete today. These are:
2. Suppression of slave revolts.
The gun manufacturing lobby plays on the unfortunate fetishes of assault weapons owners to maintain this status quo.
Thanks for cosponsoring this bill. It's one small step toward a better policy, but extremely important.
Bogus, Carl T. "The Hidden History of the 2nd Amendment."
Bogus, Carl T. "Heller and Insurrectionism"
Wikipedia. "2nd Amendment"
Note: Carl T. Bogus is a real historian, despite the unfortunate name! What's more, his papers are Open Access, which allowed me to read them, appreciate them, and cite them here!