There is a lot of talk that the constitution is outdated and the 2nd needs to go. Well lets take a closer look at this. The Constitution was written to serve one purpose and one purpose only: TO RESTRICT THE RIGHTS OF GOVERNMENT AND ITS CONTROL OVER ITS CITEZENS. This is evident in the 9th amendment: "The enumeration in the constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." (note the use of SHALL NOT BE - this is a restrictor) and the 10th amendment "The powers not delegated to the United States by the constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectivley, or the people." Self explanatory: rights of the government outlined in the Constitution cannot be used to quash other rights and those not outlined in the constitution are left up to the states(ie... the people of those states). OK if you cannot agree to this STOP reading - you are too stupid to continue. Now lets look at the 2nd amendment. "A well regulated militia, being necessary to a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT(uh oh there's that restrictor again) be infringed". The word "militia" (at the time written) means an average person being of a non military nature (not enlisted). "Well trained" - self explanatory. "Necessary to the security of a free state" the founding fathers understood what this meant; without the people having the means and training to protect themselves from government tyranny the revolution would not be have happened and freedom wil be lost. True then and still true today. "Shall not be infringed" simply says the government cannot restrict our right to own firearms. (just recently the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the 2nd ammendment is not a collective right reserved to the states "national guard" but to the individual) Now if you still do not agree with the founding fathers and still think that the 2nd should go in the name getting rid of crime, then throw out the 4th amendment as well. You know the one about unreasonable search and siezure. We need to make sure no one has them right? Check anyone's house anytime you want. Get rid of the 5th as well. Make them testify against themself. We should keep prosecuting people involved in gun crimes over and over until we get the verdict desired - a harsh one (this will keep gun toting sympathizers from aquitting them). We need to get rid of gun violence right? Get rid of number three too. The presence of soldiers in our house wil aid the government in the checking for firearms amongst its citizens and neighborhoods. After all of this is done throw out the FIRST Amendment as well. Not that I am for it but it won't hold any weight. Whose going to stand up to a dominating government with no way of protecting themself. I'm not. People who oppose the government will be subjected to all the persecution the law breaking gun owners are. Now flush the constitution because it looks like TP now. Worthless! Now most all Pro Gun Control people stop after they say repeal the 2nd. They want their elite society but don't want to pay the price. These people shudder when you tell them that its about resisting tyranny, and even consider us traitors when we talk of this. Now if they think this then why aren't they lining up to sing "God save the Queen" because they are in effect (according to their line of thinking) British subjects held hostage by a traitorous group of its citizenry. Enough Said!