LETTER: Debate over guns needs clarityTo the Telegram: On aspect of tyranny that is front and center now is the leftist’s fight against our 2nd Amendment. I would like to add some clarity and logic to this fiasco.
To the Telegram:
On aspect of tyranny that is front and center now is the leftist’s fight against our 2nd Amendment. I would like to add some clarity and logic to this fiasco.
Any reasonable person abhors the taking of innocent life by means of a firearm, car, fire, airplane, etc. One also has to realize that the population of the U.S. is more than 300 million, everyone with individual characteristics. With that many people, considering human nature, statistically, bad things are going to happen. While there are things that can and should be done concerning mental health issues, the utopian answer of providing massive gun control laws will do almost nothing to address the mental health problems or turn criminals into honest citizens.
On 9-11, a group of Islamic terrorists used — not guns — but box cutters to overtake flight crews and turn airplanes into weapons and kill — not 26 — but 3,000 people.
Quite some time ago, an Islamic terrorist, Major Hassan, went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood. He slipped through the cracks largely due to the fact that his suspicious behavior was over looked because of the fog of political correctness. Hence, another tragedy for which he has yet to be tried, by the way.
In fact, due to more political correctness, the Obama administration has termed this an act of workplace violence instead of an act of Islamic terrorism, which it was.
Along comes the horrific shooting in Connecticut, perpetrated by a deranged individual with legal weapons belonging to his mother. This gave the anti-gun zealots in the Obama administration, with the willing help of their sycophants in the media, a crisis upon which they are attempting to capitalize to chip away at our 2nd Amendment rights.
In pretty recent history, thousands of innocent disarmed souls were led to terrible places like Auschwitz, Sobibor and Treblinka where they were tortured and slaughtered. The major media will not be telling you how gun control worked for them.
The 2nd Amendment is not on the table for negotiation. The 2nd Amendment is part of the constitution and was ratified in 1791, meaning that it has worked to 222 years. On Jan. 16, President Obama issued 23 executive actions against your 2nd Amendment rights. This was done without the consent of congress.
We need to protect the 2nd Amendment that protects all of our other rights. It is the responsibility of every responsible patriotic citizen to be a part of preserving our freedoms for which many thousands have died.
Quoting a pretty famous fellow, James Madison, “wherever the real power in a government lies, there is the danger of oppression.” We in the so-called information age sure don’t need to be repeating past mistakes.
Ronald E. Nyman,