A Washington Post reader indulges in some wishful thinking . . .
To borrow a phrase from Republicans, it is time to “repeal and replace” the Second Amendment. The fewer guns there are, the less gun violence. Ask Australian, British and Japanese citizens.
Hunters can hunt with single-shot rifles and shotguns. If they need another shot, they can cock the weapon again. People can have a revolver for personal protection. Those who are that fearful probably can convince themselves that they are safer that way. We do need a clear law under an amendment that would eliminate all automatic and semiautomatic weapons from our population and that would allow Congress to regulate guns.
This may not be an immediate panacea, but our existing permissive practices are woefully insufficient to correct the gun-violence problem. And given the experience of other nations that restrict gun sales and production, it is incumbent on our federal government to assume control of guns capable of mass shootings.
Most U.S. households support stricter gun control laws and blame illegal gun deals and poor mental health care for mass shootings, according to a POLITICO poll https://t.co/NlcX1O3fGp pic.twitter.com/U9g2MX7SA4
— POLITICO (@politico) May 27, 2018
Illegal gun deals?