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January 18, 2013
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Letter: Thoughts on guns and Constitutional rights

Regarding guns and our rights

This letter is concerning the Newtown, Conn., shootings of so many children and adults. It was tragic, but the hysterical emotions should be of great concern to all Americans who value their Constitutional rights, which the hysterical gun-haters are bent on destroying when they call for banning guns.

Not only is the Second Amendment in jeopardy, but also the rest of our Bill of Rights stand to be jeopardized. There are influential Democrats in Congress who are more than willing to pass more laws restricting our rights. According to the National Rifle Association, they recently stated we already have 20,000 laws on the books in this country concerning guns. The NRA’s solution of arming teachers or having trained armed guards in schools is part of a solution. If teachers don’t want to carry guns, they shouldn’t be forced to do so. A criminal wouldn’t know who’s armed and who isn’t, just as in homes and cars.

Our right to self defense is a God-given right, and a Constitutional right. Mentally ill people don’t need guns, but we don’t need government interference with doctors judging who has mental problems.

This was Hitler’s Nazi solution — to put people he felt were a threat to his dictatorship into death camps. Read your history, liberals. Do you want to live in a dictatorship?

We have a Constitution that limits the power of government. There are only two ways to change the Constitution: by amendment or repeal. All laws made that are in violation of it are illegal and should not be enforced. The Constitution is not like a reed in a pond, bending whichever way the wind blows.

Robert Hilliard

Roseburg


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