Repeal the Second Amendment ~ Say It Already!

By Mark Walters

Mark Walters
Mark Walters

USA – -( Remember the Grateful Dead? I was never a fan of their music, in fact, when I went to Simsbury High School in 1978-1980 I almost got my ass kicked a few times by a couple of die-hard Dead fans for letting on that I hated the band. (There were lots of Jerry Garcia fans there at the time)

Sorry, they never floated my boat, and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t bring myself to like their music, except one or two songs. I do however remember some lyrics from their song “Truckin” that for some weird reason yesterday popped into my head and reminded me of this eternal fight for gun rights:

Lately it occurred to me, what a long strange, trip it’s been.”

I’m going to do my best to explain. My radio program (Armed American Radio) is nearing its tenth year on the airwaves and shows no signs of slowing its growth anytime soon. During those years of programming, the majority of them were spent in the Obama years.

Of course that socialist was (is) an avowed, world-class, gun-hater and those of us in the pro-rights community were never duped by his “soaring rhetoric” and his phony photo ops at Camp David pretending to be a “shooter.” While the leftist media did his bidding by surreptitiously covering for him during his first term and effectively ignoring his hatred for gun rights in any of their coverage of him, those of us with active brain cells knew they (Obama and his slobbering media) were simply waiting for the right moment to pounce.

On December, 14th 2012 Adam Lanza gave them the opportunity they were waiting for at Sandy Hook, and it was “game on.”

Fake picture of Obama Skeet Shooting
Obama and his phony photo ops at Camp David pretending to be a “shooter”…LOL

As is typical of America hating, socialist Democrats, the left wasted no time in unleashing their anti-gun fury on us before the bodies of those children were removed from the Sandy Hook Elementary school. (Ironically, only 54 miles from where I graduated High School in Simsbury CT) Obama gave the green light and used his second term to focus on destroying gun rights, and the resulting attacks against decent, law-abiding gun owners have continued unabated and relentlessly, since. Notorious freedom-hater and obnoxious former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg opened his fat wallet and a ragtag but well-funded group of liars was formed. They are not going away. They are also never going to tell you their real agenda.

A brilliantly written piece by the editors of the Weekly Standard on October 16th titled Let’s Have A Real Debate On Guns echoes what I’ve been thinking for a while now, and have opined on my show on more than one occasion since Newtown: now is the time to get the gun-grabbers to say it:

Yet gun-control proponents persist in this charade. Why? Because their real aim—an outright ban on all civilian use of handguns and most rifles—would require a repeal of the Second Amendment. They can’t or won’t call for such a repeal because, for all their brandishing of opinion polls and claims to speak for the majority, they stand no chance of accomplishing it. It’s not impossible to repeal an amendment. The Eighteenth Amendment, establishing Prohibition, was repealed by the Twenty-First in 1933. But it’s impossible to repeal a popular amendment, and Americans like guns and value the Second Amendment far too much to consider excising it from the Constitution.

While they hide their true intentions, their ultimate goal of confiscation works against them and if we can extract from them an admission of what they want, we can end their movement forever. They are well aware of that fact. We know what they want, they know what they want, and we both know why they can’t say it, for if they expose their goal of confiscating every gun in America, their movement is finished.

As this becomes more obvious with each mass murder, I believe, it is now incumbent upon us to help the left along by forcing their hand.

Make them say what they want. Rather than go the split screen, fight back and forth, phony debate route, engage them in a discussion by making them believe you want to hear their thoughts. Test this for yourself. We all know someone who feels rather than thinks, and I have tested this theory in my own life with relatives and others. Avoid the urge to argue, instead, tilt your head, look them square in the eyes and ask them, sincerely, what is it you propose? Let them know you care about their thoughts. Ask them what current law, anywhere in America would have worked to stop the Vegas killer if it were enacted in Nevada.

When they start by suggesting “expanded background checks,” (and they will), ask them if they are talking about the same background checks the Vegas killer (and every other mass murderer) has passed. You will lead them right down the road to eventually admitting that no law will stop a dedicated murderer. If they are having trouble coming to that inevitable conclusion, remind them that Dianne Feinstein herself said that no law would have stopped the Vegas murderer.

Tell them the only way to “do something” useful would be to repeal the Second Amendment and confiscate all privately owned guns. Make them say what you already know they want.

This will be easy to do with a dopey relative or woefully misinformed coworker but when we can get the leaders of the phony “gun safety” or “gun violence prevention” movement to tell us what they honestly think, we will eventually shut them up, for doing so efficiently ends their game.


We will prevail and when we do, you can look back like I have been and think to yourself what a long strange trip it’s been.

About Mark Walters

Mark Walters is the host of two nationally syndicated radio broadcasts, Armed American Radio and Armed American Radio’s Daily Defense with Mark Walters. He is the Second Amendment Foundations 2015 Gun Rights Defender of the Year award recipient and co-author of two books, Lessons from Armed America with Kathy Jackson (Whitefeather Press) and Lessons from UnArmed America with Rob Pincus (Whitefeather Press)

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A.X. Perez

Dianne Feinstein told the truth years ago.


All these gun free countries are governed by the crown at one time or another,
the USA had our Constitution and Bill of Rights that the subjects do not.

The firearms industry in the USA had high employment, quality workers, wages and benefits.
Why would these idiots want to put American workers out of a job?

VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

Old posts aren’t being published – WTF?!

Silence Dogood

The Left, most DemoRats and RINO’s have always hated the entire U.S. Constitution, not just the Second Amendment…keep the argument simple!


They dislike the 1st as well. Sure you can have free speech as long as what you say doesnt hurt someones feelings or shames them in some way, dont refer to other races disparagingly, acknowledge slavery existed but dont acknowledge some were born from slaves. More control is coming…

VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

They (the Government) only has power as long as WE say so. When it comes to my God given right to keep and bear arms – They aren’t high enough on the food chain to take it away – that’s God’s prerogative and no other entity … period! It comes down to a simple case of making up one’s mind – are you going to play surrender monkey and live on your knees as a slave, or are you going to stand as a free man for your God given rights? I’ve heard the arguments of “Oh there are too… Read more »


VE VET, I fully agree that we have God given rights. The folks that want to take them away mostly think they are god. Biggest problem America has is we have moved away from Christian beliefs and teachings. God will sort them out. Keep the faith brother!

James Higginbotham

they can ban all they want.


How important is it to commit propaganda for monarchy and fascism the 90 percent share of voice in the UN. Stephen Paddock was a person with every attribute allowing him every kind of weapon in the USA system ! In Australia, the only people (alike Martin Bryant actually was) are the upper echelon of power allowed to own firearms. Therefore, since 1997 and past 2000 the following are impossible to detect also , just as Paddock in the Las Vegas issue, is to the FBI officer that was killed in a shootout and the house burned down a… Read more »

steve mc taggart

Do we really want politicians to tell us what we can and cannot have?? Really think about it,you will stop being a citizen and be a subject.


read the bill of rights. RIGHTS cannot be taken away. they can be eroded when the people allow them to be. just ask the women that are now using their rights to go after weinstein!

Jonah Hirsh

“[T]he right there specified is that of ‘bearing arms for a lawful purpose’. This is not a right granted by the Constitution. Neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence.” – U.S. v. Cruikshank (1875)

“1. The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. Pp. 2–53.” – D.C. v. Heller (2008)

Repealing the amendment would not repeal the right, which is preexisting and unalienable.

Uncle Lar

Great Britain is a first world English speaking modern country with much else in common with the United States. But they have the sort of extreme gun control that our own hoplophobes can only dream about. Total ban on handguns, long arms limited to bolt action and single shot, even swords and large knives strictly controlled. By all reason and sense, if the gun banners are correct, Great Britain should be an incredibly safe and peaceful nation. According to United Nations records Great Britain has between four and five times the violent crime rate that we do here in the… Read more »


We got to go to the poles and vote them out. Trump can’t drain the swamp by himself and we can help by taking them out at the ballot box. I can think of none of them over two terms that should be left to bask in their comfy benefit laden status as “our representatives” and that in itself has become a misnomer. Let’s take out the trash!


Or you might be able recall your legislators. You need approx. 25% of the number of votes cast in the last election for that office.

To see if you’re a qualifying state look here.


The article clearly articulates the end game of the anti-second Amendment movement by the Left. However, a repeal of the 2nd Amendment seems to be in-needed as states, like California, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and others, with more to follow, are relentlessly chipping away at our right to keep and bear arms. We always knew the Democrats would be solidly behind gun control, but now it appears the Republicans are joining them. Even with Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court, they still refuse to hear any pro-gun case sent to them. Those laws that ban semi-auto AR style… Read more »


Nothing in the Bill of Rights is repealable. It is a listing of natural rights that government cannot take away from American citizens. The Constitution would not have won approval without it. Only an ignorant dunce or a budding totalitarian would believe otherwise.


Absolutely correct!


They can repeal the 2A, the words, but not the right, which the 2A does NOT grant us, but just enumerates the right!!

James Andrews

Exactly. Also, if they ever tried to, within a week, millions of Americans, both armed and unarmed, but be surrounding Washington, D.C., and basically shut it down until it was rescinded. Never allow any government, and all of these corrupt lawyers in D.C., to disarm us! That’s the entire reason for the amendment in the first place. it is the backbone of all of our other rights and freedoms.

Wild Bill

All of the governments have forgotten that their job is to protect our Civil Rights. Government all all levels will use incremental banal bureaucratic rules and actions to extinguish our Civil Rights. We will end up bringing our firearms in to the various federal agencies in exchange for housing and food, the ultimate weapons.

Jonah Hirsh

There is no way 3/4 of the states would ratify a repeal, even if it passed 2/3 of both houses of Congress.


There are laws on the books to control the sale and use the Heroin that eventually killed Jerry Garcia and many, many more Americans, still does. Same logic as gun control. You think?