Two more mass shootings in the United States and at least 29 people dead… It would be easy – indeed clichéd – to say that such acts defy description when what is happening in America is so very clear to everyone.

The massacres at a Walmart in El Paso and in Dayton, Ohio, are again bringing attention to the Second Amendment and the language used to describe gun rights in America. People are back to asking if the Founding Fathers could have ever imagined a world of body armour and automatic weapons, where 100-round magazines could be emptied into innocent shoppers in a few seconds. The answer, of course, is that they couldn’t but, obviously, we can. And if American lawmakers were loyal to a model of a living constitution, they would amend those words to cater to that modern reality.