February 27, 2018

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Repeal the Second Amendment

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To the Editor:

We the people made our Constitution and have the right to amend it.

The Second Amendment, ratified in 1791, says: “A well regulated militia being necessary to a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

Article V of the Constitution says in part: “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, . . . which, . . . shall be valid . . . when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, . . .”

We should now repeal the Second Amendment because we no longer need to protect ourselves as our forebears did in 1791. The 28th Amendment would give each State the right to make laws concerning arms and would read as follows:

Section 1. The second article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

Section 2.  The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of arms, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.

Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the Legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.

Tom Albright ’72