Among some of the most important documents that define our freedoms is a series of Amendments to our Constitution. One of those Amendments is the 2nd Amendment and states simply: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." It is simple. There is no commentary regarding background checks. Therefore, it is generally accepted that an American can buy and have a weapon in the home. However, to leave the home, most states have adopted laws that require licensing to carry the weapon with you. Apparently, one becomes safer when leaving the home and Americans from most states PERMITTED the government to regulate their constitutional right to carry. That was one of the first steps in learning how to Herd Sheep.
One can place a loaded hand gun on a table. That gun can lay there for 1,000 years and never hurt anyone. One can place a law abiding citizen in charge of that gun whereby the citizen has control, and the gun will still never hurt anyone for 1,000 years, unless someone attacks the law abiding citizen that has control of the hand gun. If there is no attack on the citizen, we have now gone 1,000 years without illegal incident.
Now, introduce a criminal into the equation. The first thing he/she will try to do is steal the unprotected gun. Then, the law abiding citizen is unprotected and the criminal has the gun. Since the citizen is unprotected, the criminal can not only steal the gun, but can steal anything else he/she wants. Not only that, the criminal can now shoot anyone that stands in his/her way of getting anything they want. One intelligent person might suspect the beginning of a crime wave.
Now, let's introduce some math to complicate things. For conversation, let's say there are 330 million Americans. Let's be generous and say there is only 1% of all Americans that would engage in crime where weapons are used and injury or death would ensue. That would mean 3,300,000 criminals exist that could use weapons in committing crime. Clearly, that is a huge number!! Something must be done to stop their access to weapons!! The knee jerk reaction of the left leaning government is to remove all weapons. In other words, penalize 327 million Americans to try to control 3.3 million crooks.
So, in a series of steps, the 2nd Amendment could be abandoned and all weapons are made illegal. Therefore, all law abiding citizens turn in all their weapons. Are any out there that believes the 3.3 million criminals are going to turn in their weapons? Will somebody tell me why they should? There would be 326,700,000 unarmed American vs. 3,300,000 fully armed criminals. It would be party time for the bad guys. Why? Because, besides having the guns, many states are now beginning to release them soon after arrested. It's insane. There is a probability that there is no punishment except for premeditated murder. Of course, we all know how well it worked when alcohol was criminalized. There were underworld fortunes created during prohibition that are still alive today.
Now I have developed a really novel idea. If you want to keep the guns away from criminals, lock them up and don't release them if they showed a propensity to commit crime, especially with a gun. There is a high probability that the criminals would have a very hard time getting a gun while in prison.
The above is a very simple solution, however it might tax the intellect of the current leftist government. So, the citizens have to encourage them to get smart.
If you are of the opinion that the above is well within the intellect of the current Socialist left wing government, then one might suspect a more sinister plot. You know, kinda like the Venezuela program.
If Americans are collectively so stupid as to allow the government to abolish, or severely handicap our 2nd Amendment rights, I strongly recommend that our great grand children promptly kick our asses.
I strongly urge that we dispose of all politicians that support the erosion of our 2nd Amendment rights. If you desire to be herded like a bunch of sheep, you owe your great grand kids an apology.