Then the tide turned. We elected a conservative president who was a fundamentalist about the Second Amendment, among other things.
He told us it was "Morning in America." But it wasn't morning in America; it was High Noon at the OK Corral.
And then they shot him.
If we can't repeal the Second Amendment, let's at least restate it in honest words reflecting contemporary realities.
"A fully-armed populace being necessary to defend the state from a fully-armed populace, congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people to shoot holes in one another, whenever the mood takes them."