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The 2nd Amendment is protected by 'Constitution worship'

The 2nd Amendment is protected by 'Constitution worship'

After Wednesday's fatal shootings of two Virginia television journalists, Twitter lit up with familiar suggestions that it was time to do something about gun violence. Some of the tweeters broached the possibility of the ultimate exercise in gun control. A representative tweet: “There needs to be a large, vocal, unflagging national interest group dedicated to repealing the 2nd Amendment in full.” Good luck with that. Repealing the 2nd Amendment would be the cleanest possible way to deal with gun violence, because it would also sweep away the Supreme Court’s recent decisions defining the right to bear arms as an individual rather than a collective right....

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