In Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) No. 42, introduced Tuesday, Democratic lawmakers assert that
in light of the numerous tragic mass shootings at schools, work places, and public events, this body believes that it is necessary to repeal or amend the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.
In the resolution, lawmakers urge Congress to
adopt a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution pursuant to article V of the United States Constitution to clarify the constitutional right to bear arms.
The sponsors of the resolution suggest the Framers' use of the term "well-regulated militia" was "intended only to restrict the United States Congress from legislating away a state's right to self-defense."