In the wake of several mass shootings, our Second Amendment rights have come into question. The Second Amendment of the Constitution is the right to bear arms. This enabled checks-and-balances with our government.
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State. The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Weapons today have advanced since the right to bear arms was added in 1791. Today they are even deadlier. Now the debate arises of “Amending” the Constitution. It was propelled further in the minds of Americans after the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. The shooter was using an AR-15 and killed 50 people. So gun-control has become a central issue.
Second Amendment Revocation Effects
A serious look needs to happen at the 2nd and 3rd order effects of a ban. Initially a ban would have a positive effect. However it will be temporary and short-lived. It would make weapons trade a highly lucrative market. A ban would also force the manufacturers to go underground. When the manufacture is criminalized regulations would cease to exist. Weapons will become even deadlier than before.
We need only to look at the arms trade in Afghanistan. The Taliban was able to get a steady supply through Northern Pakistan. All along the NWFP and Waziristan were weapons manufacturing shops. Afghans with very little education were able to make any weapon of war. Yes, even Mark-19s and M2 .50 cals. Villages like Darem Kheyl in Pakistan supplied the Taliban with a large3 number of weapons.
A revocation of the right to bear arms would allow illegal weapons trade to blossom in the United States. With manufacturers criminalized, regulation could not be enforced. Weapons will keep getting deadlier.
A ban on the Second Amendment would also turn gun enthusiasts into criminals. Forcing them in to an already over-crowded prison system. It would also make our citizens defenseless against criminals with illegal arms. We would become “soft-targets” to anyone with a weapon.
As the old saying goes, “where there is a will, there is a way.” Criminal will keep finding ingenious ways to circumvent the law. These are all things that need to be taken into consideration with a ban. During the 1930’s prohibition, alcohol was illegal. Yet it did not stop the underground trade. It actually made it worse. Until the law was finally repealed, criminal activity was at an all time high. I just hope we do not have to repeat history again.
The Right to Bear Arms is a sacred right. The revocation of this right can have dire consequences in an already unstable country.