The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The authors of the U.S. Constitution used an older version of the English language, popular at the time, to explain the need for “a well regulated Militia, beIng necessary to the security of a free State,” NOT for untrained, unauthorized, and certainly NOT un-regulated gun owners to have the right to bear arms outside of this “REGULATED MILITIA,” which included by implication, during the 17th century, incorporating local law enforcement as part of a “REGULATED MILITIA.”
Consider the Humanity Party’s® law enforcement and gun control constitutional changes. Keep in mind that the proposed Constitution increases the presence of and the “regulation” by Congress of a SINGLE, UNIFIED, LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WORKING TOGETHER UNDER ONE ORGANIZATION. There will be twice as many TRAINED AND REGULATED Law Enforcement personnel available who are all regulated by the same rules, protocol, and procedures.
THumP®’s proposals make sense and will work:
Section 4 – Right to Protection by Law Enforcement Agencies and the Armed Forces.
[a.] Number of Law Enforcement Officers per Population. There shall be one hundred law enforcement officers assigned to each ten thousand persons in areas with a population over one million persons; seventy-five assigned to each ten thousand persons in areas with a population over five-hundred thousand persons; fifty assigned to each ten thousand persons in areas with a population over two hundred fifty thousand persons; twenty-five assigned to each ten thousand persons in areas with a population at or under one hundred thousand persons.
[b.] One Law Enforcement Agency. There shall be one law enforcement agency empowered throughout the Republic. Upon adoption of this Constitution, this agency shall incorporate and assimilate into its single force and supervision the current Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, Homeland Security, the Secret Service, State, Local, and any other branch of Law Enforcement that exists and was established outside of the single entity established by this Constitution.
[c.] Law Enforcement Education and Removal from Position. All officers commissioned in their duties to provide supervisory authority in any law enforcement capacity shall be required to attend a law enforcement education course of not less than two years. All non-commissioned personnel shall attend a law enforcement education course of not less than one year. Congress shall establish the curriculum and training of this course of education. Law enforcement officers and personnel shall serve and protect the people in the enforcement of the laws established by Congress under this Constitution and shall be prohibited from the violation of these laws or the enforcement of any other law. Any officer or law enforcement personnel who violates the law, in any way, after having been found guilty of any felony by a legally established Court, shall be denied and forever prohibited from possessing the rights of law enforcement established by this Constitution.
[d.] Use of Lethal and Non-lethal Weapons by Law Enforcement Personnel. Each law enforcement personnel, as prescribed by Congress, shall be armed with two forms of weapons, one non-lethal and one lethal. Congress shall outline the specific guidelines for the use of non-lethal and lethal weapons to subdue a person. Each officer shall be required to wear a uniform-mounted video camera at all times while on duty. Any officer who does not record the events of that officer’s interactions with any person, unless the ability to do so is inhibited, in any way, by that person, that officer’s actions, or that person’s, shall not be admissible as evidence against that person in a Court of law.
[e.] Armed Militia. There shall be one Republic Armed Militia whose proceedings, protocols and offices shall be established by Congress; and which, upon adoption of this Constitution, shall assimilate and incorporate into its force the current Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Border Patrol, and any other military force currently established.
[f.] Supervision of Military and Law Enforcement. The Republic Militia and the Federal Law Enforcement Agency shall be under the direct supervision of the President, as given Executive authority pursuant to Article II, Sections 2(a.) and (b.) and under the guidelines of Congress as described in Article 1, Sections 9(g.) and (h.) of this Constitution.
Section 5 – Right to Bear Arms
[a.] Authorization to Bear Arms. No person shall have the right to bear arms except those authorized by law to do so under Section 4 of this Article. The right to bear arms shall be strictly prohibited, except as authorized by Congress.
[b.] Arms for Sport and Entertainment. The people shall have the right to bear arms for sport or entertainment exclusively under the supervision of Armories and Weapon Facilities as determined and established by Congress.
[c.] Manufacture and Distribution of Weapons. It shall be strictly prohibited for any person or entity to manufacture or distribute any weapon or any of its ammunition, of any kind, except as authorized by Congress for the sake of law enforcement, for the sake of the Military, or for the sake of personal sport as authorized by Congress.
[d.] Possession of Weapons and Ammunition and Related Punishments. The possession of any weapon or ammunition by any person in violation of this Article shall be a first- degree felony offense and punished by imprisonment for six months on that person’s first offense, one year on the second offense, and then an additional one year of imprisonment for each new offense thereafter. A person who commits a crime with any arm, of any kind, shall be required to serve a period 50% longer than the sentence requirements of the original crime.
[e.] Weapons Importation. The importation of any weapon into the Republic without Congressional approval shall be considered an act of war or treason against the people of the Republic by the person or entity that initiated or performed the act.