Not that it would happen, but I think if the 2nd was repealed while allowing those that show absolute need to keep their firearms and the government instituted a very fair buyback program, that with proper policing of the law and holding arms and ammunition manufacturers accountable to ensure their products are not sold illegally in America, that in 50-75 years you could get most guns out of America, and that the number of people who die in America every year will be reduce from that of a small city, 40,000, to something more reasonable, like less than a 1000 or so.
Every year a small city's worth of people die by gun in America. Guns kill more children every year in America than cancer does. Our rate of death by guns for children is ridiculously high as compared to other first world countries.
Yet, no action, just thoughts and prayers. Can we at least try to do something so that we just do not accept that it's okay for 40,000 people every year to die by guns, that it's not okay for 3000 children to die every year by guns? Are that many dead Americans the price we are content to pay every year just so we can own guns?
If a foreign country did something to kill that many Americans in one year, we would be at war. Close to 4000 people died on 9/11/01 and we went to war for 16 years over it sacrificing hundreds of thousands of foreign lives and thousands more American lives to make sure countries understand you can not attack America. But we allow 40,000 Americans to die every year, let our kids live in fear, over guns?
For the love of everything we know, we as a country have to do something. 350,000 American deaths in 10 years due to guns is just not acceptable. Imagine a city the size of Anaheim or Tampa. That's what we are wiping out every ten years due to guns, enough people to populate a city the size of Tampa, or Anaheim, or St Paul, or Honolulu, or Cleveland.