Letter to the editor: The second amendment

Letter to the editor: The second amendment

Editor: The Second Amendment: 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. Let’s discuss how the Second Amendment relates to the present 2021. We can all agree that a militia is our National Guard in each U.S. state and in the District of Columbia. “Infringed” in today’s terms may mean I am allowed to own only certain types of weapons. As of today, we do have some kinds of weapons that are no longer allowed to be purchased or made by any weapon manufacturer, such as the Thompson sub machine gun, just to name one. Speaking in terms of gun rights, safety and gun smarts, let’s try to find common ground that makes good sense for all legal gun owners. Gun safety should always be the upmost concern for any gun owner. Each owner needs to read, understand and follow all information on how to operate, maintain and store each weapon they own. Each owner needs to place all weapons and ammo in a safe and secure storage container when not in use. I would call that “gun smarts.” We as a nation have a problem with frequent “mass shootings” that are killing and wounding many innocent people, including young children. It may be a hand gun, shotgun, rifle or perhaps a weapon that is similar to what our military troops use. Many people die every day around the world, but […]

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