Letter to the editor: Gun ownership meant to be ‘well regulated’

Letter to the editor: Gun ownership meant to be 'well regulated'

New Articles The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the Detroit Lakes Tribune by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Detroit Lakes Tribune. To submit a letter, email jbeach@forumcomm.com or mail it to Detroit Lakes Tribune, 511 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501. To the editor: I read with interest Kevin Mitchell’s letter supporting making Becker County a Second Amendment Sanctuary. If Mr. Mitchell would look at the reality, it already is. No one is going to take away a person’s guns. There are now more guns than people in the United States, and it would be impossible to do so even if, as he fears, a "tyrannical government" wanted to. I certainly would join him and the tens of millions of other gun owners in stopping that. Where Mr. Mitchell expresses another misunderstanding is the fact that he speaks of the government as an entity of which he is not a part. He is a citizen of the United States. All our tradition makes it clear that Mr. Mitchell IS part of "we the people," the government. While it is true we might not like the government "we the people" elect, to hold oneself outside "we the people" is a total misunderstanding of what it is to be an American. Both Mr. Mitchell and I are standing up for the democracy our "forefathers" built by expressing our positions in letters to the editor. As regards the Second Amendment, Mr. Mitchell, […]

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