Today’s Question of the Day comes from an unlikely source: Democratic State Representative Paul Heroux writing for huffingtonpost.com (no less). It’s a multi-parter. “What would you do if all of the requirements of Article V of the Constitution were met and the Second Amendment was repealed? What would you do if the Second Amendment was effectively repealed by a US Supreme Court ruling that the right to bear arms does apply to an individual, but only . . .
individuals in a militia? As a law abiding gun owner, would you give up your guns? What do you think would happen to violent crime rates, accidental shootings and suicides? Would you follow the new law of the land that was legitimately established, just as laws allowing the possession of a firearm have been legitimately established?”
The comments section underneath the HuffPo thought experiment has coalesced around a simple answer to the question: civil war. Your thoughts?