Nearly 9000 comments here is my 2 cents geared to the liberal Huff Post outlet...
"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."
The second amendment quoted above is clear, punctuated by its closing independent clause.
Regardless of your personal feelings on this divisive subject, we all must decide if we want to live under the rule of law or the rule of men.
The United States Constitution is purposefully difficult to amend. As spelled out in Article V, the Constitution can be amended in one of two ways. First, amendment can take place by a vote of two-thirds of both the House of Representatives and the Senate followed by a ratification of three-fourths of the various state legislatures (ratification by thirty-eight states would be required to ratify an amendment today). This first method of amendment is the only one used to date. Second, the Constitution might be amended by a Convention called for this purpose by two-thirds of the state legislatures, if the Convention's proposed amendments are later ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures.
Because any amendment can be blocked by a mere thirteen states withholding approval (in either of their two houses), amendments don't come easy.
This is the law of the land. Efforts to circumvent the US Constitution without following this process are in violation of the oath of office of each participant and could be construed as an act of treason by a reasonable jury.
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