Here is the text of the Second Amendment:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

‘Well regulated Militia’, is that not understood? Could nothing be more clear about what this text means? That the government can regulate arms? Good Lord, what Foxheaded idiot cannot follow this? You can have ‘arms’, you can bear ‘arms’, as part of a well regulated militia, but clearly, as long as you can ‘keep’ and ‘bear’ some kind of weapon, the government can regulate what that is. Why have we struggled with this so long?

The gap between Washington Republicans and the people of the United States could not be bigger.

Lets ask them:

Senator Alexander, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Ayotte, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Barrasso, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Baucus, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Begich, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Blunt, do you belong to a well regulated militiia?
Senator Boozman, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Burr, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Chambliss, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Coats, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Coburn, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Cochran, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Corker, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Coats, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Cornyn, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Crapo, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Cruz, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Donelly, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Coats, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Enzi, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Fischer, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Flake, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Graham, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Coats, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Grassley, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Hagan, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Hatch, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Heitkamp, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Heiler, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Hoeven, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Inhofe, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Isakson, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Johanns, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Johnson, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Landrieu, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Lee, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Manchin, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator McConnell, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Moran, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Murkowski, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Paul, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Portman, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Pryor, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Risch, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Roberts, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Rubio, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Scott, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Sessions, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Shelby, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Tester, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Thune, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Vitter, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Warner, do you belong to a well regulated militia?
Senator Wicker, do you belong to a well regulated militia?

Of course they don’t. They’re politicians. In theory politicians are after votes. The immediate problem is, post Citizens United,  the majority no longer rules (check every poll on this issue), the money does.

(UPDATE: Much better explanation of all this to be had from The Wire’s David Simon on his blog).

But the big problem is, while there is a single, powerful killing promotion lobby (founded to educate poor marksmen after the Civil War), there is no single, powerful killing control lobby. To start having one, contact Senator Dianne Feinstein.

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