The Supreme Court in Washington in 2014. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press)

I agree with National Rifle Association executive Chris W. Cox that the death of Justice Antonin Scalia was tragic.

The two 5-to-4 rulings on guns he referenced were on interpretations of the Second Amendment as written but were not necessarily meant to say that the court agrees with the amendment itself or that there should be no gun-safety laws; restrictions on the sale of some weapons, such as those designed and intended for military purposes; restrictions on certain individuals being allowed to make a purchase; or requirements of safety devices.

I think we should repeal the Second Amendment. This would not prohibit gun ownership, but it could help us to establish more sensible gun-safety policies.

I am sick and tired of the NRA and members of Congress who fear the NRA using the Second Amendment as a crutch to preclude almost any action to improve gun safety, whether it be requiring trigger locks or other safety devices to prevent accidental use by children, or even research on gun safety.

Ralph Driscoll, Springfield