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The Second Amendment

(Seeing Chris Hayes on the Rachel Maddow show made me a subscriber to The Nation.)

With my Swedish upbringing, I do not understand the gun-crazy people in this country. Is not the Supreme Court supposed to interpret what the founding fathers meant when they wrote the Constitution? Since they knew only the arms of that time and could not imagine what their future could bring, their intent is perfectly clear: the court should not allow anything but eighteenth-century weapons for regular private citizens. Other laws and regulations for hunters, soldiers, police etc. should have been written and could be changed as needed. In Sweden, hunters have registered guns locked away and ammunition is not allowed stored anywhere near the guns. No moose hunter has any trouble with that.

Monika Bjorkman

Palo Alto, CA

Jul 3 2010 - 11:19am