In reply to “Legislators must take action on gun laws” by Robert Burge (“Reader Input,” Jan. 9): I agree that it’s sad what happened in Connecticut, but we do not need more gun laws because of it. Shootings like this have happened in the past and more gun laws did not solve the problem then, or now.
What will solve the problem is citizens being allowed to carry guns. You say in your letter that more gun laws will stop the shootings. Food makes people fat if used the wrong way, right? So, we should have more laws against food because it harms or kills some people when they eat too much.
You stated, “I am not opposed to the Second Amendment. But I am opposed to the types of weapons available.”
Have you ever read the Second Amendment, Mr. Burge? It says “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.”
This means that people shall be able to own whatever kind of guns they choose. Also, every day millions of babies are killed with abortion, and people say, “Well, it’s woman’s right to choose to kill a human being.” Following that logic, it was the gunman’s right to choose to kill those children; there is no difference.
This country does not need more guns laws; it needs to turn back to God and the Constitution. God help us.
CHRISTINA SWANN, Auburn