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In the national imagination, the Constitution is too often thought of as a kind of sacred text. Yet neither our founders nor our forebears held to that view. The Constitution is mere human law. It is excellent law, but it is not divine law; it is not revelation.Given the fact that gun sales explode at the slightest mention of gun control, it seems unlikely that this proposal could (safely) go anywhere -- a paradox that seems to prove the point, really. But it's a position well worth considering. As the editors write, the Bill of Rights was always intended to be a document that could be changed to meet changing circumstances. And what the 2nd Amendment really intends to do -- that is, to ensure the safety of American citizens -- is in the current era accomplished without the widespread availability of guns.
In fact, it seems more and more the fact that that safety can only be accomplished by stopping guns' widespread availability.