Reader’s guns behave well

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This letter is in response to Ron Lowe of Nevada City, (Reader Input, Feb. 4): The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights which protects the rights of the people to keep and bear arms. It was adopted on Dec. 15, 1791. There have been times over the years that the Supreme Court has issued Second Amendment decisions in favor of the Second Amendment. Apparently, Mr. Lowe, the problem is not with our guns. I have owned and operated guns all of my life and yet somehow I have yet to kill another human being. Possibly my guns are just a little too well behaved.  If one were to listen to you, sir, the problem is in the gun and has nothing to do with the deranged individual on the working end of that gun. To kill another, one does not need a gun, a knife will do, a baseball bat, a large brick. I ask you if we started killing people with baseball bats would your suggestion be to outlaw baseball? In both of the cases you mentioned regarding the terrible tragedies in Placerville and Arizona recently I am going to bet that the guns were just sitting there minding there own business. In the Placerville case the problem was with the janitor. Normal healthy people do not kill their employer due to a disagreement, no matter the magnitude. In our society today we have some serious problems. However, the problem is with us as a people and our values, and not with our God-given right to protect ourselves and our families. In the meantime I am going to my gun safe and check on those guys just in case they start misbehaving. Mike Keeffe, Auburn