Simply ridiculous what went on at VT this morning. I feel for those families whom are going to have to bury all those kids.
While I do respect your views and your opinion on the matter, I think there is a certain validity to my previous statement. Although the bill of rights deals with guns only on article 2, you have to seriously consider the impact that a document, such as the consititution, that was written by our founding fathers many many years ago can have numerous negative ramifications and exploits because we have all been told time and time again that those freedoms and rights it advocates should be defended to the teeth.
When our founding fathers wrote it, it was during a time in which we (the people) were fighting for our freedom and independence from England.
Revising the Constitution and the Bill of Rights is not something that should be thought of in a negative manner. You revise things to improve them, not to forget them. Times have definitely changed and what was valid in 1787 no longer holds such a validity in many aspects but in our hearts and in history books.
Many countries have revised their articles of indenpendence and they are still operating well. Why should the US be any different?
When I was living in Peru (my homeland) from my childhood to my early teens, I witnessed terrorism first hand, courtesy of the "Shining Path". When the Constitution was modified to allow for the prosecution and proper punishment of those individuals, the government managed to get rid of that group and its leader.
P.S.: For the record, I'm not trying to start an argument of any sort. I am actually looking past what one individual has done and I'm trying to look at the problem from its root and how it affects us all. I am also very happy and proud to be a US Citizen. There simply isn't any other country I'd rather live in.