The gun debate exists in a curious vacuum where logic, science and evidence are utterly absent. Every single piece of data, every single chart shows that the US is an extreme outlier when it comes to gun deaths. Quite simply; lots of guns around means lots of gun deaths. Guns do not make people safer. The US has a staggering 59 times as many gun deaths per 100,000 people than the UK.
But nothing changes. And one of the chief reasons is a widespread dogmatic belief that the second amendment - "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" - cannot possibly be altered.
It is an unchangeable right. Right? Wrong. It's called an amendment. 'Amend it.' It happens all of the time. In fact, if it didn't happen all of the time America today would be an incredibly different place.
Here's a list of all of the stupid things that would still be happening in the US today if you genuinely couldn't change the amendments.