LETTER:Second Amendment

I have noticed that gun rights sometimes rear up. Here is the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: “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.” My problem with gun rights is the Second Amendment. I am not convinced that everybody knows what it says and it’s only about 25 words long. Anyway, it was written in the 18th century. When they say “militia” they are talking about an army, not what we think it means today. Its pretty obvious that the supremes haven’t really read it, especially the “well regulated” part. The only part that even vaguely addresses guns is “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.” The rest has to do with the army and regulation, when it’s all put together I believe they were, basically, referring to the army and little else. As an aside I would point to the military of Switzerland. Their army is, basically, every male between the ages of 18 to 30. They all keep their guns, and uniforms, at home unless called on, just like they did in the 1700s. Just saying. John White Port Angeles

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