The shootings in Lafayette, La., are one more example of deaths due to gun violence in the United States. The public is told that nothing can be done about these because of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that refers to the “right to bear arms” that gun enthusiasts claim is virtually sacred.
OK, then let’s consider “bullet control.” After all, guns don’t kill people, bullets kill people.
At the time the Second Amendment was adopted, guns were single-shot devices requiring reloading with round balls, plug and gunpowder between every firing. Times have changed, and our gun laws need to change, too.
No other civilized country in the world has this problem, and Congress needs to address this issue without delay.