The five extra words that can fix the Second Amendment - The Washington Post

Good idea, and well thought out article, except for the fact that it would be impossible to get those five words into the Constitution now, given the NRA lobby, and the general opinion of Congress and too much of the general population on gun availability. Unfortunately, how many people are killed with guns in the US is of no concern to the NRA, Congress nor to a large portion of the US population.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-five-extra-words-that-can-fix-the-second-amendment/2014/04/11/f8a19578-b8fa-11e3-96ae-f2c36d2b1245_story.html

Just for speed the Second Amendment would then read:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the Militia shall not be infringed."

The other reason this would never work is that a large section of the country sees their weapons as a way of defending against the government not just for the government. They will never agree too change like that.

How would this prevent more killing?
So called assault weapons would still be available to someone who wanted to kill with them.

The other reason this would never work is that a large section of the country sees their weapons as a way of defending against the government not just for the government. They will never agree too change like that.
We all know that and Justice Stevens knows that. He was just expressing his opinion as to what would make the US a more sensible place, if it were possible. A bit of wishful thinking. Too many people in this country have convinced themselves (or they use it as an excuse) that "the government" will come after their guns, even though no governmemt since the US was formed has even suggested doing that. In addition, how long do the gun nuts think they could hold off the government if they were coming for their guns? What good would their guns do in the face of tanks, heavy military weapons and other military equipment? They are crazy and that is just one indication of it It's true, the Second Amendment will never be changed, and that's why the US will always be a dangerous, violent and gun-obsessed country. There is no way around it. But it's a crying shame that a country with so much promise had to come to this. Lois