Second Amendment

Reader Input: Understand what?

Mr. (Ron) Lowe, before you accuse the NRA of lying, please know the facts (“Understand amendment II,” Reader Input, Feb. 1). On June 26, 2008, the United States Supre ...

Reader Input: Research first, write second

Alas, once again someone who is knowledge-challenged has written their bias toward things he knows nothing about (“Understand amendment II,” Reader Input, Feb. 1). He w ...

Reader Input: Court ruled on amendment

Ron Lowe found a liberal interpretation of our Second Amendment (“Understand amendment II,” Reader Input, Feb. 1), but a quick search on the government’s Law Libr ...

Reader Input: Amendment says it clearly

This is in response to Ron Lowe’s letter of Feb. 1 (“Understand amendment II”). Mr. Lowe, the Second Amendment reads as follows: A well-regulated Militia, being ...

Reader Input: Pass the missile launchers

I firmly believe in the Second Amendment. I own a handgun. However, I seriously doubt that the crafters of the Second Amendment could fathom the idea of assault weapons and their ...

Reader Input: Understand amendment II

How much longer is the media going to let the NRA control the gun debate? Their take on the whole issue is a lie. The Second Amendment does not say a citizen has the right to own ...

Reader Input: Keep an eye on US government

Since Sandy Hook, watching the news, reading Journal letters and conversations with colleagues on gun control, makes me question: Do gun control laws really do what those advocat ...

Reader Input: Stop blaming the weapons

The rhetoric of the “gun debate” never ceases to amaze me. The Second Amendment is in place to be sure the citizens have weapons to defend against an oppressive governm ...

Reader Input: Citizens won intimidation revolution

We are witnesses to an historic moment, where the people of the United States, in a most spectacular way, won a war. History teaches us that the Second Amendment right to keep and ...

Reader Input: Mindless need to misinform

It is long past time for the self-esteemed Walter F. Drysdale, M.D., to educate himself on the reason for inclusion of the Second Amendment to our Constitution (“Preserve, do ...

Reader Input: Draw a bead on nuke warheads

The Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights was ratified in 1791 and reads as follows: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of ...

Reader Input: Preserve, don’t re-win freedoms

Mr. (John) Sisson’s comments and a good feeling should no longer be justification for violation of our Bill of Rights (“Sale restrictions our best option,” Reader ...

Reader Input: The ‘forks made me fat’ argument

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, b ...

Reader Input: Revolutionaries on right track

In 1775, British troops were in the field, looking for arms caches secreted by British subjects. The reason the colonists felt they needed to stockpile firearms was confirmed by th ...

Reader Input: Founding fathers used foresight

The Dec. 30 letter purported to be from John Sisson (“Gun ownership? Yes, but with controls”) demonstrates the need for research and critical thinking covered in my let ...