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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:10 AM

Repeal the 2nd Amendment petition at whitehouse.gov. No more special rights for guns. Enough! [View all]

http://wh.gov/Rord

Are Americans as civilized as Aussies? Do we love our children as much as the British do?

Do we?

Are we able to rise up and demand effective action to stop the carnage of gun massacres? Will we?

The first step is to repeal the second amendment. Make it no more of a constitutional right to own a gun than to own a car.

It's a long process to amend the constitution, requiring passage by Congress and then ratification by 3/4th of the states, so let's start now. Once we remove this anachronistic, poorly written, flawed 'right' from the constitution, we can hope to stop the regular gun massacres we now must live with as a routine occurrence.

Then, we can follow the lead of countries like Switzerland, UK, and Australia and require guns to be stored in extremely secure lockers at gun ranges and hunting clubs and armories. Make licenses to keep guns at home be based on need, with stringent requirements and frequent reviews. Require liability insurance for gun owners, as we require it for car owners.

Law abiding gun owners in these civilized countries lined up to turn in their guns, as required by the laws democratically passed by their people. If current gun owners are actually law abiding citizens, they will do the same, if these laws pass one day. Are they?

I am trying to be optimistic and hopeful that Americans can and will take real and meaningful action, because we do indeed love our children as much as the Brits and the Aussies.

Please help start a real, serious conversation about ending the carnage of gun massacres in America. Sign the petition at

http://wh.gov/Rord

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