Protect Our Gun-Using Traditions

LETTER from CHRISTIAN BASHEAR To the Editor: To express my support of the Second Amendment, I joined the 2AS group here in Otsego County when it was first organized. For far too long, the New York State government has passed more and more insane gun controls without seeming to care at all that they may be unconstitutional infringements to my right to keep and bear arms. I also am sick of the insulting name-calling pro-gun control people use to label us. There is nothing unreasonable to champion the Second Amendment as written and nor is it unreasonable to call into question certain gun control laws. I have grown up in a household that enjoyed hunting and target shooting. The same with many of my friends and neighbors. We are not “gun nuts” and I don’t know of anyone who is. In fact, I can’t see any of my friends or family even wanting to be around people who don’t respect their firearms. But that doesn’t mean it’s OK for the government to place one obscure restriction after another. I want to see a future where my kids can enjoy hunting and target shooting as I did growing up. It has been a tradition that I fear might be stripped away. There is talk every week on passing more infringing gun control laws throughout New York. We cannot stand for this anymore. I’m tired of it and it’s time for freedom to fight back. Having the freedom of self-defense is […]

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