Guns provide safety, I won’t give that up
In response to “US gun laws are archaic at this point” (March 28 Forum):
The Second Amendment was not put in the Bill of Rights to protect the people’s right to hunt.
It was put there to guarantee the peoples’ ability to defend themselves against a government seeking to strip their rights from them and to abuse its power.
The Forum writer is free to surrender any of his rights he would like to, but I would rather he leave mine alone.
The violent crime rate proves we are not a civilized society. I am glad that the Forum writer feels safe, but I don’t. Nor am I prepared to surrender my safety to a government that can’t even stop speeding.
– Kenneth Kyzer, Charlotte