Children and adults are being murdered, by psychopaths for their own personal reasons, having nothing to do with the victims. Criminals easily obtain hand guns used in robberies and other crimes where innocent victims are murdered or injured. The free availability of hand guns and assault weapons, as permitted by the Second Amendment, is a significant reason for these mass murders. This is the latest evidence: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/14/15907407-elementary-school-massacre-26-dead-including-18-kids-in-connecticut?lite
This frontier thinking about self-protection, is no longer valid in the 21st Century. Abolish the Second Amendment and the country will witness a great decrease of deaths and mass killings of innocent citizens. Make any gun ownership a privilege, not a right.