Amendment II 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. Using the current form of “legal logic” these days, the 2nd amendment doesn’t say a damn thing about ammo. In fact, when the Constitution was written, a bullet was a lead ball rammed down a barrel as the last part of a two-step process. The bullet and the gunpowder were separate components. Why can’t we legislate a ban on certain calibers? Or at the very least, seasonal restrictions and purchase limits on them. Or taxing the hell out of them? I have always said that Stein’s Law will eventually prevail when the public outcry over our relationship with guns demands it, and it will be a bad day for 2nd amendment advocates. For well over 40 years, the gun lobby has gotten what they’ve wanted. While the government cannot directly count how many guns are sold each year, we can see production numbers and count the number of background checks, though it doesn’t differentiate between a single purchase or multiple. Those numbers show that every year between 2010 and 2020, production numbers doubled year over year. During this pandemic alone, it is estimated 400 million guns were purchased. And to the mix, we have the laws that practically encourage more gun violence. I am talking about Stand Your Ground laws. The evidence is crystal clear, it increases homicides. Question Are “stand your ground” (SYG) laws associated with increases in violent deaths, and does this vary by US state? Findings In this cohort study assessing 41 US states, SYG laws were associated with an 8% to 11% national increase in monthly rates of homicide and firearm homicide. State-level increases in homicide and firearm homicide rates reached 10% or higher for many Southern states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana. Meaning These findings suggest that SYG laws were associated with increased homicides each year and that the laws should be reconsidered to prevent unnecessary violent deaths. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2789154 If ammo was more restrictive, do you think it could curb the degree of gun violence without violating the 2nd? I want to hear solutions, not more of the same bullshit NRA talking points.