Originally Posted by tarcone
Its a basic right to bear arms to keep the government in check.
Preface: Please don't take this the wrong way as I'm not trying to attack you personally at all (conversations on an online forum quickly degenerate because tonality doesn't come across).
I go back to why can't America change as it has for other items you listed previously?
The argument is that the right to bear arms is a basic right. Ok. This is only true because the Constitution says so, correct? If it wasn't in the Constitution, would you feel the same way?
I think we all can agree that the Constitution can change via amendments so why not the 2nd?