A 2nd Amendment Thought Experiment

Here's a simple thought experiment regarding the 2nd Amendment. What do you think the U.S. would be like if we didn't have it? Without the 2nd Amendment, firearms would likely be highly restricted and controlled. Various state legislatures might not vote for that, but it would come about through a combination of federal action, judicial decisions, and bureaucratic decrees. Violent crime would probably be higher as an unarmed citizenry is easy prey for criminals. In all likelihood, America would look like other Anglo countries such as Australia and Great Britain with respect to gun ownership.  That's the easy part of the answer. But there's more to it than that. Without the 2nd Amendment, might not the social and cultural landscape of America be different from what it is today?   To understand why, look at how far within living memory the U.S. has drifted from its founding principles. The country has been pushed further and further to...(Read Full Article)

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