Second Amendment

Reader input: 2nd Amendment rights – baloney!

How does an irrational racist purchase a .45 caliber gun with his rantings on his own website and not receive any scrutiny from authorities? I’ll tell you how and its spell ...

Reader Input: Extend tests to the ignorant

Here we go again. A new law takes effect that requires you to pay a fee and take a test to enjoy a right granted by the Bill of Rights. The new law states “Among other fact ...

Reader Input: Gun control too restrictive

Recent legislation has made it increasingly difficult for California citizens to purchase handguns. Restrictive California rules are diminishing the models of guns that can be sold ...

Reader Input: Country needs centrist ideology

The real issue is the soul of the political process. Obamacare is nothing more than a right-wing Trojan horse meant to recreate government in its own image. Political distortion, ...

Reader Input: NRA now a lobbying tool

I certainly agree with the opening comments on the “Don’t force your opinion on me” (Reader Input, May 26), but take exception to the jump from this to the absolu ...

Reader Input: Regulate the people, not guns

Re: “Does U.S. mirror 1958 China?” (John T. Nightingale, Reader Input, March 21): Those who advocate the removal of weapons from the general public should go back in ...

Reader Input: First, an apology

I was taken aback by the negative responses to my recent letter (“Writer should sleep well,” March 22). I didn’t spend the time necessary for deleting my more e ...

Reader Input: Writer should sleep well

Re: “Founders stated the obvious,” Reader Input, March 21): Walter F. Drysdale, M.D., once again demonstrates that the ability to read and understand are not necessar ...

Reader Input: Founders stated the obvious

Mr. (Clifford) Lanxner’s history lesson makes one believe that the Virginian feelings about firearm ownership changed between 25 June 1788 and December of 1791 (“Guns w ...

Reader Input: NRA lobbyist’s comments gall

Wayne La Pierre, the “silver tongued devil” lobbyist, strikes again with some amazing comments at the Conservative Political Action Conference convention. Here’ ...

Reader input: Guns were not the purpose

I have enjoyed the debate over gun ownership in the Journal. I would like to contribute an historical perspective. Our Founding Fathers really, really hated the idea of standing ...

Reader Input: Extremists give voice to NRA

Who does the NRA really speak for? The National Rifle Association represents deer hunters, self-defense and Second Amendment devotees. But, in a very direct way, the NRA also rep ...

Reader Input: We’ll keep our arms, thank you

Talking to my mom in Auburn recently she described about gun control proposals in California, and you know the founders were pretty smart with the Second Amendment. Why? You have ...

Reader Input: Supreme Court clear on guns

I would like to thank Richard Bell for his reference to the District of Columbia v. Heller decision (“Amendment has restrictions,” Reader Input, Feb. 8). However, he ...

Reader Input: Amendment has restrictions

Recent letters re: the Second Amendment need some clarification, especially in light of those who mention the Supreme Court’s majority opinion in District of Columbia v. Hell ...