Deseret News
Despite whatever we do with guns and those who use them, and whoever we allow to have them, we should be mindful that the Second Amendment calls for this use to be "well-regulated."

While we wring our hands thinking we need to stop all the senseless mass killings, yet we cannot have gun control because of the Second Amendment, there may be hidden in that very Second Amendment a call for gun control. "A well-regulated militia"? Is that the reason we are to have guns? "Well-regulated," you say? Are we talking about the deployment of guns and people with guns when we use the words "well-regulated"? All gun control is the regulation of gun use. In order to "well-regulate" something, you have to have controls. Is a call for gun control, then, hidden in the Second Amendment? Perhaps so.

Back in the day, back in the time of the Revolution, a well-regulated militia was necessary to the security of a free state. Things have not changed. Even so, today, it is necessary that we have a military and police officers to protect us. This requires that they have guns. Despite whatever we do with guns and those who use them, and whoever we allow to have them, we should be mindful that the Second Amendment calls for this use to be "well-regulated."

John Jackson

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