Second Amendment didn’t mean hunting
Once again, I will attempt to educate the uneducated about “assault rifles” and our Second Amendment. In the Nov. 12 Times Free Press, a letter writer said, “It ain’t for hunting, folks.” Neither is the Second Amendment! Never has been. Never will be.
Our Founding Fathers did not write the Second Amendment to protect hunters’ rights! It was written to protect citizens against the possibility of a tyrannical government. My God-given right to self-defense allows me to own any firearm I deem necessary for protection.
I’m a benefactor life member of the NRA, and Wayne LaPierre, our executive vice president, explains it this way: “The elites always protect themselves and they always protect themselves with guns. And then they lecture the American public how you shouldn’t do that … what the NRA is fighting for is reciprocity, to enforce the existing federal gun laws and to protect Americans’ right to protect themselves.”
I say, if a bad guy has a 30-round magazine, so will I. And Jesus said, “He who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one” (Luke 22:36). Jesus certainly wasn’t talking about slicing tomatoes. It’s about self-defense, folks!
Ben Burke Athens, Tenn.