You and I are in agreement as stated. As to the Constitutional Covention, why amend the rules of the game when they are broken by the players? Lack of enforcement is the problem. The People’s problem. I believe the left is fearful of pursuing that option as they know they are outnumbered in force and therefore effect. There would be war, not progress through incremental means. IMHO
I think there are two practical reasons they don’t want to try a CC to obtain their goals. 1) They know full well the American people support the 2nd A. and a CC would fail miserably. 2) Changing the law through a CC would reaffirm the Constitution as the Supreme Law of the Land and that would negatively affect their overall goals.