Al1997 wrote: "The second amendment was put in our Constitution for a reason and we should never, ever let it be overturned by anyone of any stripe. Those items they are trying to take away is exactly the item that will stop the takers and remove the desire to do so....."
Let's definitely keep the second amendment. But it should only apply to weapons that were available when it was written. Let's be honest, the Founders never conceived of semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles and similar weapons of mass violence.