Sister Mary Pellicane: There is a reason why the Second Amendment ranks so high (Gazette)

Sister Mary Pellicane: There is a reason why the Second Amendment ranks so high (Gazette)

A letter from a gentleman from Mt. Zion published on April 26 speaks to the role of weapons in the Constitution of the United States. The writer, Mr. Shaw, begins with a reminder that the law in Japan is no guns allowed for anyone to have or use. I did not know that fact. However I recognize that Japan of all contemporary countries experienced and acknowledge the desecration that weapons could and did effect in the lives of their citizens. Laws they had enforced speak to a humanity that was almost obliterated Americans in recent decades had been confronted with the never ending debate about the presence of such perilous instruments of destruction throughout our nation. I, as a long time citizen and now almost a centenarian, was appalled to discover that our government and society did not in the first indication of such an horror as the school shooting in Sandy Hook, Connecticut rise up as a body against allowing such deformity in our world. These many years exposed to us how unbalanced we have become and how our values and priorities have changed . Even so-called savages set boundaries to what will and will not be acceptable among those who share their lives and set punishments accordingly. The writers of our constitution which is a marvel of a single nation built as a society of the people, by the people, for with people recognize what history teaches about "what is in man" (and we know they were […]

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