Now before you jump on me with your rants, I am not trying to take your guns away from you.
Being a history nut I realize that the second amendment is presently not interpreted as it was when it was originally written. The primary part of it was the first words “In order to establish a well-regulated militia.” The underlying fear back then was that now that the federal government has a standing army it poses a threat to the security of the separate states, so each state needs its own standing army, just in case.
But today, conservative courts have morphed the second amendment to mean that every citizen has a right to own whatever weapons they want. The idea that the second amendment is about guns and not militias, makes ANY legislation for gun control or even the studies on the social effects of guns next to impossible. If it were gone we could treat guns like we do almost everything else that damages our society.
Repealing the second amendment would finally make it possible to give the kids what they are marching for and would finally make the sellers of firearms accountable for the damage their product does to society just like every other market in the world already is. It would make our schoolchildren safer than they have been since 2008 and honor the memories of the many, indeed far too many, victims of recent gun violence