Second Amendment guarantees gun rights

DEAR EDITOR:

Have you noticed that after every mass terrorist attack in this country, the progressive politicians pound the table and demand more gun control?

What is wrong with these people? If they had their way, they would abolish the Second Amendment and have the government confiscate everyone’s guns.

They believe the Constitution is outdated and should be continuously reinterpreted so as to impose their social principles and values on the rest of us. They probably forgot what was written in the Constitution, so let me refresh their collective memory.

The Second Amendment states, “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

What this means is every American citizen has the right to own a gun in order to protect his family and property. Period.

What is so hard to understand about this?

You can be assured that if your guns were taken away by the government, the criminal element would still be armed.

As you are aware, our freedoms were secured as a result of the Revolutionary War and continued to be safeguarded by two world wars.

It began at a place called Lexington and Concord. At the end of the day, the British regulars were driven back to Boston and the first shot fired became known as “the shot heard around the world.”

In all, the British received 273 casualties, the Americans, 95. The Colonials that day were comprised of ordinary folks — farmers, shopkeepers and boys — yes, boys. They eventually became known as patriots. It seems that the progressives (also known as liberals) have forgotten the sacrifices made by our forefathers to guarantee that today, we live in a free society.

And finally, what is next?

Since my progressive friends are always dreaming up new ways to restrict your freedom, I have a suggestion. Since lone-wolf terrorists, in the name of Allah, are now attacking citizens with a knife as their weapon of choice, Congress should consider adopting a law requiring background checks prior to individuals purchasing hunting knives.

STEVE YOVICH

Howland

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