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2/19/2013 8:05:00 AM
Letter: 2nd Amendment says what it means and means what it says

Editor:

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

That is all the 2nd amendment is, one sentence, and it means just what it says.

I have been a member of the NRA for more than 50 years and have read articles on the 2nd amendment many times in the past, but at no time have I read anything to do with slaves or slave uprising having anything to do with it. So when I read the letters to the editor of Bond and Nelson I was surprised at what I saw and thought, “have I missed something here?” I admit that I am not very studious, so rather than take issue with them, I waited.

It didn’t take long. When I saw the letter from Vicki Jo Anderson in today’s paper I knew what had happened. They tried to get away with revising history and found they couldn’t put one over on the people of Cottonwood. Ms Anderson immediately took issue with them because she knew what she was talking about and they were trying to pull the wool over our eyes and it made them look like dunces.

I, and the rest of your readership, should give Ms Anderson our thanks for undoing what a couple of bullies have tried to do. We are certainly lucky to have her in Cottonwood.

Bill Harwell

Cottonwood



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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Article comment by: The Anti Gun

People seem to ignore what the founding fathers said made up the Militia. Lets see what the author of the 2nd amendment had to say.



"...to disarm the people ― that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them." (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380)
"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials." (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426)
That seem pretty clear to me. The ones who run the Dumbocrap Party without a doubt are a bigger threat to are Freedom then any enemy we have ever fought overseas The enemy within seeks to destroy America way more then the enemy without


Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Article comment by: A well regulated militia, ...

once again the first 4 words are ignored... nothing about the current gorging on guns is at all regulated... to even consider it is heresy to those that worship at the alter of the almighty shiny gun... the new golden calf.

the US has more guns per capita that any other country... 88.8 per 100 citizens... the next closest is Yemen with 54.8 per 100.

how many is enough... what is the magic number?

interpret the founding fathers words as you like... they were fallible humans just as we all are. to declare ourselves correct and supreme in all things is hubris above that of even the almighty of your choice...



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