Roundtable ignores crux of issue – that 2nd Amendment is being misinterpreted

Roundtable ignores crux of issue - that 2nd Amendment is being misinterpreted

Regarding the Feb. 6 Editorial Board Roundtable, “ Should Ohio become ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary State’?” : Oh, for joy! Yet let’s look at the Second Amendment, which reads : “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.” It is, simply, one sentence, and written to ensure that states have a “well regulated Militia.” So while the gun lobby and gun industry are pushing only the second half of the amendment, Ohio legislators and governor could, if they wanted to, pass legislation defining a “well regulated militia” in Ohio. Firearms for everyone else would then be illegal. Right now, we do have a well-regulated state militia and it’s known as the Ohio National Guard. And don’t cite the 2008 case, “ District of Columbia v. Heller .” The District of Columbia is not a state. It’s the central government for which the Second Amendment was written so that the states could be ready to defend it in case of a hostile takeover. That’s it, folks! Given that, what is the Editorial Board Roundtable blabbering on about? Dennis Lambert, North Olmsted

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