To the Editor:
I’m so tired of hearing how guns are the problem. For the love of God, it’s not guns, it’s people!
Let me point out that during the Civil War a lot of innocent civilians died, men, women and children. The innocent people that have died far exceeds all of the recent horrific tragedies combined, and after all that bloodshed no one ever thought, tried or even breathed a word about gun bans or restrictions.
The reason is because our ancestors knew the problem wasn’t guns, it was people! Have we become so pompous to over look that simple fact?
Our ancestors also knew we have the right to have “a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state,” the Second Amendment ensures Americans of this.
It was people, and their hate, greed and instability, prejudice, and not to mention racism, these are the facts that drove people to kill each other during the Civil War. They are the very same reasons people commit violent acts today.
Those people that commit crimes with weapons shall be punished accordingly. No need to punish all good law abiding citizens.
If guns are banned all together, and if evil people are bent on hurting others they will find a way.
Most guns are semi automatic, including, hand guns, and even pellet guns. They can all be dressed to look like an assault rifle, however, it doesn't mean they are made to kill people.
The Second Amendment says “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
We have the right to choose whatever kind of arms we want to bear! People decide this, not the government!
Chad Jordon, Ticonderoga