The Second Amendment is archaic. Written over two hundred years ago, it was designed for an America seeking the throw of the shackles of British colonial domination. “A well-regulated militia” was needed to secure a “free state”. There is no such corresponding need today. The US military is huge. There is no threat of foreign invasion. What purpose does the amendment serve today, other than pilling on social misery in terms of gun-crime victims? To those who say guns are necessary to defend our “freedoms”, what freedoms are these? Certainly not political freedom – no amount of gun ownership is going to work as a barrier or a deterrent to a US military coup. To those who say guns are needed for self-defence: what nonsense! The Las Vegas shooting demonstrates how fundamentally flawed this conception is. If we all had a gun, then…. More gun crime would result, not a better protected society. This one should be obvious, guys. If guns were banned, there would be no need to “defend yourself”. Gun massacres would begin to disappear. I can only begin to imagine how much a repeal of the Second Amendment would benefit and help clean up American society.