Comment: Gun Control Debate

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Gun Control Debate

Battle lines are being drawn in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre over the right to bear arms and no one should be surprised if, as and when some kind of change comes about. Where the rubber meets the road, the debate seems to hinge on whether Americans should be allowed to own high capacity magazine assault weapons. Come what may I think the best line of defense lies with the meaning of the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States which simply states...

"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. "

I will go out on a limb and float a trial balloon or proposal if you will, on gun control that both sides of the debate may potentially accept. Simply said, this proposal would require all American citizens who want to own automatic military assault weapons to belong to a well regulated militia. Of course, the debate then switches to who regulates the militia? Local police? State national guard? Any suggestions? Criticisms?

Ed Rombach