After reading Letters to the Editor (March 29), I feel that another opinion must be presented. First, I support Gabe Kahn’s viewpoint on the subject of guns. Readers with misguided interpretations of the Second Amendment who seem supportive of the views of the NRA should be aware of the following: The Second Amendment was necessary in the 1780s because the majority of our population was made up of farmers living in rural areas. They needed guns because there were no local county or state police departments and no National Guard to protect them. It wasn’t intended for protection against the U.S. government.
The Second Amendment states, “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.” In 2018, we have that well-regulated militia in many forms. Most people should have no problem today buying a weapon to defend themselves.
Every police force in our country has gone on-record as being opposed to citizens owning military-type weapons. That is what all the world-wide marching was about; no one wants to take away gun owners’ pistols or rifles.
If the people who wrote last week’s letters would listen to opinions on the radio and television besides Fox News network they might be better informed.