I've had a brain storm on how to start solving the whole gun control issue mess.
The constitution reads "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."
We will never in one fell swoop make a dent in that constitutional granite .
However "O ye of little faith", we might successfully begin chipping away one infringement at a time at the troublesome parts that almost everyone on both sides of the issue can agree on by actual amendment.
I suggest that we start by trying to get agreement on the idea of requiring all future gun buyers to also have a safe for storage of arms not on their person or nearby (bedstand or the like) thereby negating for the most part the problem of weapons being stolen by and for criminal use and most of the tragic deaths of children et al by accident.
What sane, responsible person would object to such a straightforward, constitutionally legitimate amendment that would solve most of the problems of gun ownership while safe-guarding the principles of legitimate paranoia re: a defenseless people vs. an oppression minded authoritarian bent government?
I don't own a gun but do like the idea of keeping the government afraid of the people rather than vice-versa, so some safeguarding of privacy without a legitimate warrant might be incorporated as a sweetener.
I would appreciate commentary and suggestions before I e-mail Prez O and the like and generally agitate for this reform.
P.S. I have little else to do while taking (yes) baby steps!