Originally Posted by Pro_Tour_630
that is the point we are banning guns just because they look scary
No, we should ban certain types of guns because they serve no other purpose but to cause mass destruction. No one needs semi and automatic weapons. You can hunt, shoot targets, and protect your home and your person effectively without semi and automatic weapons.
Look, I'm OK with the 2nd Amendment, but what was the technology when it was written? One shot, two shot guns that took how long to re-load? What was going on politically at the time - post-revolutionary war. Times have changed, and we must change with them.
Thomas Jefferson, who helped write the second amendment and was a supporter of arms for a militia and self-defense foresaw that his and his peers' work would need to evolve with progress. Here is a quote from the walls of the Jefferson memorial:
"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors."