As to why gun shop owners and the police don't cause problems I can make two suggestions;Do they have direct access to the weapons after they leave workWhat percentage of the population are they and what percentage of the problem do they cause
There should be much stronger background checks and waiting periods. And I should buy stock in Smith & Wesson, Federal, Remington, etc, because every time there's a gun control push, sales of guns and ammo go right through the ionosphere.
that has obvious Constitutional problems in the US
Times move on, situations change.
Quotethat has obvious Constitutional problems in the USThis is an argument I don't understand.The right to bear arms is an amendment to your Constitution - to me it say, "look guys, we got the document wrong first time around, we're only human, so here's a correction. Now go join a well-regulated militia".The 18th amendment was similarly contentious, and eventually it was observed that the medicine was worse than the disease, it wasn't fit-for-purpose and it was repealed. Times move on, situations change.
What percentage of US arms bearers actually are members of a well-regulated militia?
It's in and out of court. Might be settled after Palestinians and Israelis embrace or the Sun has burned to ashes, whichever comes first.
I don't think the Court has ever decided what "a well regulated militia" is making it impossible to answer your question.
According to Scalia the clause is irrelevant and can simply be ignored. (He does have a habit of ignoring the disagreeable bits of the Constitution.)
Depending on who you ask, it is any able-bodied citizen, so 75%?
QuoteI don't think the Court has ever decided what "a well regulated militia" is making it impossible to answer your question.It's a militia, and it is well-regulated.Over here, we call it "the Army".
Surely there must be a good definition of this by now?
"Militia" pops up early on in the Fifth too.
how can a Justice choose to ignore bits of the Constitution?