I feel sure that we all, or at least most, were horrified at the news of the Newtown, Connecticut gun slaying at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. The death of 20 children and 7 adults would have moved most people, but since that day another 277 Americans have lost their lives in gun crimes. In just 14 days, more than 10 times as many people died as did in Sandy Hook (that’s more than 19 people each day). It is right to assume that America needs to wake up. It doesn't help that people like Larry Pratt (executive director of GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA) and John Lott (Author of MORE GUNS LESS CRIME) advocate that if the ‘sane’ people had more guns there would be less gun crime carried out by the ‘loonies’. Their logic does not bear arms, so to speak.
Personally I support the second amendment and support every Americans right under that amendment to bear arms. However, at the time of the adoption of the constitution (1787) gun technology was in its infancy. Muzzle loaders, ram rods and ball and powder were the order of the day. Now I think Americans who want guns under the second amendment (adopted 1791) should be allowed them, but only those weapons built using the technology of the time. In all cases of school massacres a muzzle loading musket would have reduced the death toll dramatically, probably even to zero.
The musket would appease the general populace and the gun happy NRA would have nothing to complain about. Their second amendment right would be enshrined in the technology of the day. It is simple.
Your move Mr President.