LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Second Amendment is under attack
I’d like to respond to Michael Spezanno’s letter (“Second Amendment not above regulating”) in your Feb. 7 edition, in which he claimed “nobody needs” a semi-automatic rifle, shotgun, or pistol. He admits his ignorance and lack of experience with any firearm, but felt confident in making his declaration.
Mr. Spezzano cannot predict how many rounds a person might need to protect their home or loved ones from a rioting mob or any other violent criminal act. There have been two home invasions in my neighborhood since I moved to Lamont. I’d hate to be even one round short if my home is invaded.
During the Rodney King riots in L.A., one store owner discouraged rioters from looting his store, simply by brandishing a rifle that “looked” like an assault rifle. The police, with all their body armor, firearms, water cannons, and teargas, couldn’t do as well for other store owners. Despite the news media falsely identifying firearms as “automatics” or “machine-guns”, fully automatic firearms have been banned since the 1937 National Firearms Act. They lie to the public to “gin up” support for gun control.
Diane Feinstein and Sarah Brady have stated they want all firearms confiscated. It’s clear they have lots of support, although many politicians haven’t admitted it.
If people want to see what happens when firearms are confiscated, read the history of Germany in the 1930s, or more recently, England.
Even if you don’t choose to exercise your 2nd Amendment rights, it’s important that those law-obeying citizens who do, can. The part of the Constitution is under attack on a number of different fronts and the 2nd Amendment is the only part of the Constitution with which we can truly defend the rest.
F. LINCOLN WALKLEY