Once again we are forced to deal with the horrific murder of a classroom of innocent children and their teachers.

It is self-evident our unique republic has served us well. Unfortunately it is also self-evident use of weapons of war to mass murder innocents is unique to this nation. What's different here is sociopaths have easy access to weapons of war.

According to the Second Amendment to our Constitution "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." It is time to write regulations.

Our Congressional representatives could end the carnage by…

  • Defining the term militia.
  • Defining who gets to establish and operate a militia? (Less rigorous unit administered by the National Guard?)
  • Membership requirements?
  • To whom do militia leaders and members swear allegiance?
  • What happens if a member violates regulations?

Only allowing members of a government sanctioned well-regulated militia to own weapons of war would make it possible for law officers to arrest people who disobey the regulations and for Judges to punish the criminals.

I can see gun manufacturers and gun owners backing a proposal like this if the alternative is a complete ban on civilian ownership of weapons of war like machine guns were banned decades ago.

Insanity is expecting a new result from doing the same thing. We will be voting for candidates who demonstrate sanity.