I never thought I would have believed it, but the 2nd amendment needs revamping. America has, by far, the worst gun homicide problem in the modern, western world (Yes, I've seen Bowling for Columbine, but that's not what the point of this is). Something really should be done about it if we are honestly intent on making the country a better place. "A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right to bear arms shall not be infringed." The framers put this in for 2 reasons originally -- 1.) The local militias were a major component to American victory during the Revolution 2.) To give the citizens a warm fuzzy that they would be able to protect themselves from an aggressive, militaristic government should one ever make it to power. Given America's position as the strongest military nation on earth, I don't think we're relying on Bob and Jane to defend main street from the invading forces. Also, I think America is secure enough in its history now to prevent #2 occuring. So, what's the point of keeping the right to bear arms in such paramount importance? What's the argument of people so staunchly opposed to gun control measures, and eventually abolishment of privately owned firearms? Everyone should be able to easily kill? I know the big problem is not Bob and Jane, but the criminals. We've got to get the guns away from them first. Living in England for two years gave me the feeling that it's REALLY nice to walk around in cities without worrying about guns, let alone assault weapons. The police there aren't even armed, and don't need to be. It CAN be done, and I really wonder about people who don't want to strive for this kind of society.