Another Gun Blog notes that the calls for repeal of the Second Amendment have already started, and has informed the editors of the Chicago Tribune as to the facts they seem to dismiss – and I quote:
Repealing the 2nd Amendment doesn’t make it go away anymore than repealing the rest of the Bill of Rights would allow the government to kick in my door and rob, beat, imprison and torture me with impunity. The 2nd Amendment is inherent and inalienable just like the rest of the Bill of Rights. Words on ink & parchment don’t “grant” me the right to keep & bear arms, they merely codify a pre-existing right. My rights, all of them, exist independent of the Constitution.
Now, about those 4th & 5th Amendment rights that have been folded, spindled, and mutilated over the last forty-odd years…