Michael Moore said it’s time to repeal the “ancient and outdated” Second Amendment in response to the Las Vegas massacre that left more than 50 people dead and hundreds injured.
“My Proposal to Repeal the Second Amendment and Replace It With This,” the 63-year-old filmmaker wrote in a lengthy Facebook post Wednesday, as he mentioned his proposal for what he called the 28th Amendment.(RELATED: Michael Moore: Trump ‘Will Win’ Re-Election In 2020)
“A well regulated State National Guard, being helpful to the safety and security of a State in times of need, along with the strictly regulated right of the people to keep and bear a limited number of non-automatic Arms for sport and hunting, with respect to the primary right of all people to be free from gun violence, this shall not be infringed,” he added.
“I, Michael Moore, along with all who support an end to this epidemic of gun violence, propose a new Amendment to our Constitution that repeals the ancient and outdated 2nd Amendment (which was written before bullets and revolvers were even invented), and replaces it with a new 28th Amendment that guarantees States can have State militias (a.k.a. State National Guards which are made up of citizen–soldiers who are called upon in times of natural disasters or other State emergencies), allows individuals to use guns for sport and gathering food, and guarantees everyone the right to be free of, and protected from, gun violence,” he continued.
Adding that the “public’s safety comes ahead of the individual’s right to own and fire a gun.”
“This amendment would allow states and the federal government to pass laws that would regulate gun ownership in the following manner,” Moore said, as he listed who would be allowed to own a firearm and what kind of guns would be allowed.
“This is the sane approach that meets everyone’s needs — everyone, that is, except those of the serial killer, the mass murderer, the violent ex-husband, the disgruntled employee or the disturbed and bullied teenager,” he added. “This can come to an end with the repeal of the 2nd Amendment and replacing it with the 28th Amendment. We can start with the upcoming midterm election. Let every candidate know: If you take NRA money, we will remove you from office.”
All the details of his proposal can be read here.