More dead people. Kinda says it all. The hue and cry has gone up once again about gun violence and the need to control who is able to have the things. I see lots and lots of progressives shouting about writing laws and regulations to restrict this and reduce that and they all seem very concerned for my safety and the choices I’m “allowed” to make.
The problem is that the right to gun ownership is enshrined in the constitution regardless how you may interpret it. The big number 2, the second amendment says “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.” All kinds of folks are squirming with the words “well regulated militia” and “security of a free state” thinking it means something entirely different than Billy Bob Joe two fisting a pair of Glock 9 mil’s
The Supremes have even backed up Billy Bob Joe. A whole bunch of times.
So what’s a good, dues paying progressive supposed to do? How are they going to be able to make all the “tough” decisions, “for their own good” for all the Big Mac chomping, Jesus loving, great unwashed masses if the constitution is in the way? How, how, how??
It’s called the STFUADS plan. Basically, Shut The Fuck Up And Do Something.
There’s this thing in the constitution, called article V, that actually tells how to amend (change) the Constitution itself: proposal and ratification. If people were really serious about it, an amendment to change the 2nd Amendment can be proposed by two-thirds of both houses of Congress or…by two-thirds of state legislatures requesting Congress to call a national convention to propose amendments. Then the amendment has to be ratified by three-fourths of all state legislatures or by such a vote in specially called ratifying conventions called in three-fourths of the states.
So why don’t progressives and gun control advocates just STFUADS?
Bwaaaa Haaa haa, haa haaaa haaa…sorry, lost it a little there. Not only do two thirds—66%—of both houses of congress have to merely “propose” the amendment, three fourths—75%—of ALL state legislatures have to agree to ratify it. Those fuckers in congress can’t agree on lunch let alone a proposal to amend the constitution…and don’t get me started on the impossibility of herding 38 states toward one decision.
Smart people call it legislative impasse…I call it a cluster fuck.
But yeah, STFUADS if you want change…otherwise, just STFU.