Common-sense gun laws will stop school massacres

To propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution (or to repeal an existing amendment), both houses of Congress must propose the amendment by two-thirds vote, or two-thirds of the state legislatures must call upon Congress to hold a Constitutional Convention.

To ratify an amendment, three-fourths of the state legislatures must approve the amendment proposed by Congress, or three-fourths of the states must approve the amendment via ratifying conventions. To think both of these processes are possible requires suspension of rational thought; is to be delusional.

What’s really needed to stop school massacres are just two common-sense gun laws: (1) ban gun-free zones, and (2) require all schools to have trained, armed staff — just like sports and entertainment celebrities, millionaires, banks and congresspersons — after all, our children are at least as valuable as these.

To advocate anything other than these two common-sense gun laws is to trample our still relevant Second Amendment and is vapid moral preening while lacking a moral compass.

Phillip Culver