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Letter: How about balance with gun control?

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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 6:32 pm | Updated: 6:36 pm, Tue Dec 18, 2012.

Folks, I don’t advocate the total repeal of the Second Amendment, but can we please put it in perspective? Can there be a balance between that right and the “inalienable” right of those children in Connecticut to life and the pursuit of happiness?

Many people, including some legislators and judges, have apparently not read the Bill of Rights, but I have. They choose to ignore the first part of the sentence. It directly relates the right to bear arms with a “well-regulated militia” for “the security of the State.”

Our Founding Fathers did not intend for every Tom, Dick and Harry to be walking down the street with a 9mm tucked into his belt and an AK47 strapped to his shoulder. Legitimate uses of firearms do not require assault weapons nor 100-round magazines.

The currently popular interpretation of the Second Amendment does not enhance our safety and security, it threatens them.

Isn’t it time for our leaders to quit caving to the NRA? Why do I have to be scared every time my wife or my kid goes to the mall?

John K. Walker


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