By doing it right I presume you mean amend the constitution if we want to abridge . . .
I think you would have to amend the Constitution if you wanted to truly redefine the right as there is just so much emotion and division on the issue. Otherwise it will simply be tied up in courts as SCOTUS after SCOTUS redefines just what was written in 1791.
Concealed carry or open carry?
][/COLORI certainly don't. That sounds like an apologia for them.
The NRA in fact has a scorched earth, take-no-prisoners policy.
Their lobbyists are unreasoning, unwavering, absolute fanatics.
Exactly like a certain President I could name.
And David Koresh. [/I]
So we need to do it right.
And how might that be?
I have no problem with Concealed Carry. Studies have shown that it is a safe way to deal with the issue and interestingly it is the first step in registering gun owners [counterintuitive as it might seem]. Only the good guys take the classes, qualify and register, of course so the problem with the criminal element remains [and will remain no matter what laws are passed].
NRA is an interesting bird. I am not a member, never have been. I understand their protection of "the right" as stated above. Under their perception it makes sense, though when it starts getting into various assault weapons, the argument gets a bit ludicrous [though the principle of chipping away is still intact].
Where we should go for an amendment, I have really not given it much thought. Since 99.997% of all weapons are legally owned and used, it often seems like much ado about nothing. Then a school or shopping center shooting brings it into a different focus and you know that there needs to be something, but it is not an easy answer.