Just for clarity's sake, since I not unexpectedly engendered quite a bit of controversy elsewhere, ESPECIALLY on Youtube, with (Thursday's post):
I'm with Tammy Baldwin on this, inasmuch as I'm not calling for the Second Amendment to be abrogated. I believe there are common sense measures than could be taken, commensurate with the 2nd Amendment.
I subscribe to the (APPARENTLY SHOCKING!?) belief that we live in a society that has changed massively since 1791, especially in technological matters, including the far greater capacities of modern firearms, as opposed to Eighteenth Century firearms. IMO, The Constitution is necessarily an evolving document, which must take into account evolving standards of decency. If it weren't, we'd be living in a society that denied women the right to vote; that considered black males to be three fifths of a person; that allowed state legislatures to appoint our US senators, rather than facilitating their election them by popular vote.
It's also true I imposed a value judgments, in condemning the plethora of murder-fixated cop shows I mentioned, as well as many that went unnamed. And I still think many popular video games, including Grand Theft Auto, for example, are AT LEAST IN PART a pile of sick shit that has the POTENTIAL to negatively influence lesser mentalities, in word, thought and deed. One would HOPE that couch potatoes could find something more morally uplifting, but this IS the United States we're discussing, after all. Having said that, it doesn't follow I am attempting to abrogate the First Amendment by calling for them to be banned; I'm not.
"Most Gun Owners Support Stricter Laws — Even NRA Members:"http://time.com/5197807/stricter-gun-laws-nra/
"Tammy Baldwin says Middleton office shooting shows need for gun control measures:"https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/pol ... 372790002/
"Baldwin says she is a gun owner and the Second Amendment is consistent with stronger safety regulations."
"New Wisconsin law allows children of any age to hunt with guns:"https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing ... -with-guns
BTW, I am not advocating any new gun control legislation. But I DO believe (as just one example) the Wisconsin law allowing toddlers and babies to go out stalking deer while armed with firearms is INSANE - even if those kids ARE accompanied by parents or guardian. It SHOULD be repealed, in the name of common sense and child safety.