Alarmed by people’s ignorance of Second Amendment
To the editor:
The comments in a recent letter, “Trying to grasp reasons behind gun ownership,” were almost hard for me to read. The ignorance of the intent, principles and importance of the Second Amendment, today more than ever, is amazing. If the person who wrote this letter understood the real intent of the Second Amendment, then she would understand why, if the founders were drafting the Constitution today, they would have referred to an AR-15 as the weapon of choice. “Assault weapons” have everything to do with keeping a tyrannical government from getting too much power.
I guess the letter writer wouldn’t mind living under a socialist government where she has no freedom.
I suggest she reads up some more on the Constitution as well as watching the video “Gun Control in History” and see how all the dictators in the past 100 years had one thing in common before they tortured, suppressed and murdered millions.
They confiscated arms from the people. It’s only common sense and logical: If people are as well-armed as government, then government will not suppress the people. Also, if she had to choose between a knife and a gun to stop home invaders from raping and murdering her, I hope she would admit that a firearm is a much better deterrent.
The utter lack of understanding on the Second Amendment and firearms in general truly amazes me, and it saddens me that the Constitution, which has made America the beacon of hope and freedom, is being called an outdated document. I am ashamed to live in this state, the very same state that planted the seed of freedom on April 19, 1775, using firearms.