LETTER: Don’t infringe on 2nd AmendmentSen. Tammy Baldwin: I received your emailed remarks concerning federal gun policy and I thank you for emailing me.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin:
I received your emailed remarks concerning federal gun policy and I thank you for emailing me.
In your remarks, you stated you were extremely disappointed the 2nd Amendment infringement bill was blocked in the senate. You mention favoring a ban on future sales of military assault weapons. I don’t know what your definition of a military assault weapon is, but fully automatic weapons are not legally for sale to the public now. A weapon that physically resembles a military weapon, to be sold legally, has to function as a semi-automatic similar to the function of many deer rifles carried for decades by Wisconsin hunters.
You also mention favoring a ban on high capacity magazine clips. No matter how you slice the argument, guns, clips, autos and airplanes don’t initiate deadly violence — deadly people do.
Senator, if you find yourself in the position to vote on another 2nd Amendment infringement bill, I would ask you to think about two things:
No. 1, think about why the 2nd Amendment was included in the Bill of Rights in the first place.
No. 2, think about the poor souls who lost their lives prematurely at places such as Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Treblinka. Think about how gun control worked for them.
Ronald E. Nyman,
Editor’s note: Ron Nyman requested inclusion in the Superior Telegram’s We the People section.