To The Daily Sun,
I want to start this letter by saying it probably includes some things plagiarized from others but I'm sure they won't mind. In Saturday's edition of The Sun there was a letter by Bill Dawson of Northfield who seems to have a lot of time on his hands and uses it to seek anything he can find to use to back up his revisionist history. He stated that the letter was going to show his interpretation of the Second Amendment. He states the first part of the amendment gives the states the permission to set up a guard unit under the direction of the state. First of all, a militia is not a guard unit. A militia, especially in those times, was made up of volunteers who would assemble when the need arose. The regulated part relates to the fact that someone was chosen to lead so that these volunteers wouldn't be without some form of control. Of course, it didn't always work.
The most ridiculous statement he made was that the people who formed the militia were "allowed" to keep their guns at home. I guess that when these people went out to hunt (there were no Whole Food Stores at the time) they had to get permission from somebody to take their guns out of the house or go hungry. He also gets into the law enforcement aspect of things. I guess in his mind if someone had their family or property attacked they had to summon the local constable. I have to ask how? By smoke signal?
The Second Amendment was added to the Constitution so that people would have the means to fight back against tyranny from without and within, which is why they were here in the first place.
I ask you, Mr. Dawson, when a truck mows down and kills a multitude of people in France, when someone with a knife or machete slashes at people, when someone,Timothy McVeigh comes to mind, fills a truck with explosives and kills almost 200 people or when someone uses a pressure cooker to maim people, do you blame the the truck or knife or pressure cooker? No, you blame the nut that did it. Why is it when a nut uses a gun to commit violence it's the gun that gets blamed as much as the perpetrator? Keep in mind that when someone dies from the use of anything that it becomes a deadly weapon.
I agree that the stocks that were used in the Nevada killings should be very closely regulated and only be used at ranges that are designed to accommodate them. They were approved by the ATF during Obama's watch to accommodate veterans and others who were handicapped. They never should have been allowed on the open market. As far as military-grade weapons are concerned, they are already heavily regulated and it takes months and a lot of money to get the permit to own one. Other people, Hillary for one, have brought up silencers and don't think they should be allowed. First of all they shouldn't be called silencers as they don't silence anything. They are sound suppressors that help to protect shooter's hearing. Hillary watches too many movies. In Finland it is illegal to hunt without a suppressor on your rifle.
When anyone challenges the right to abortion, the left screams "settled law," when there is nothing in the 14th that mentions abortions. The Second is very explicit on the right to keep and bear arms and is definitely settled law.
- Written by Edward Engler
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