3/27/2013 9:30:00 AM Letter: Constitution makes gun debate moot
Regardless of where people may stand on the divisive issue of gun control, the matter is currently cast in stone in the U.S. Constitution. There have been 29 amendments to the Constitution, including the Second Amendment itself. That Second Amendment makes plain that "shall not be infringed" is the current policy of this nation. Those who wish more strict gun control are free to pursue the path of once again amending our Constitution, but unless or until the Constitution is so amended, any congressional effort to restrict gun ownership, require gun registration, or limit types of firearms will clearly be in violation of that Second Amendment provision, and thus subject to being overturned.
Our Constitution can be amended but it may not be simply ignored - not by average citizens like you and me, nor by our elected leaders or our judiciary.