Letter: There are things our sheriffs should focus on instead of the Second Amendment

Letter: There are things our sheriffs should focus on instead of the Second Amendment

FILE – A man carries his weapon during a Second Amendment gun rally at Utah State Capitol on Feb. 8, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) So the Utah sheriffs have taken on the task of defending “the Second Amendment of our divinely inspired Constitution.” Of course there is no mention of a divine being in the Constitution so I’m not sure where the “inspiration” derived. The sheriffs then go on to state, “the right to keep and bear arms is indispensable to the existence of a free people.” I suspect that statement would be news to gun-free countries such as Ireland, the United Kingdom (even London bobbies carry no guns), Australia, Canada, New Zealand, etc. Their existence as a free people doesn’t seem to be threatened by their strict gun laws. In the case of the U.S., “the right to keep and bear arms” actually results in the mass shootings that seem to occur on an almost daily basis. Perhaps our sheriffs should focus their efforts on prevention of such events instead of making sure everyone has one or more guns. Or maybe even remember what their oath of office stated and adhere to those duties. Kermit Heid, Salt Lake City

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.