US college alert amid ‘shooting’: A right is a right as long as it does not infringe on the rights of others, is what I remember to be the main thrust of Locke’s logic, so why do so many Americans feel that the many mass shootings we have witnessed are not in themselves rights that infringe on the rights of others. Gun law is violating the spirit and purpose of the US constitution.
The UK 1689 Bill of Rights also had a right to bear arms provision. Indeed, the US second amendment, ratified in 1791, was itself an amendment to the original US constitution of 1787. Many important amendments have since been made to the US constitution, most notably the 13th amendment. Perhaps the gun issue is another “Lincoln” type moment.