The Los Angeles Times has invited its readers to suggest new and “better” wording for the Second Amendment to the US constitution.
It’s about the length of a tweet and has been interpreted to give us the right to bear arms. To own and carry a gun. To defend ourselves.
But it was written more than 200 years ago. Are the words still relevant in 2017? How would you change the language in your revision? What details would you add to your interpretation?
There’s more at the link. You’ll find readers’ suggestions below the article.
What do you think? How – if at all – would you reword the Second Amendment? Given its history of widely differing interpretations, I’d simplify it, to remove any possibility of confusion. I’d word it like this:
What say you, readers? Let us know your suggestions in Comments.