I read Rachel Marsden's commentary ("In
I ask the gun lobby to look at the Second Amendment in light of the times when it was written. We were in the midst of a revolution going up against a vastly superior force. Some might even say it was the best of its time. We needed every gun, bow and arrow or sling shot we could get our hands on to fight for our freedom. I have no doubt that if the founding fathers were to write the Second Amendment today it would be worded very differently. Times have changed since this great country was founded, and we should have the foresight, will and intelligence to mold ourselves to the changing times without giving up our principles. Guns for hunting, for marksmanship or target practice, etc., I don't believe most people will object. However, there is no sane reason to own assault weapons or high-capacity clips other than to commit mass murders of innocent people.
If the killings in Connecticut were not able to change Mr. LaPierre's thinking, then his heart is as cold as that of Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein or any one of the numerous dictators that have come down through history and killed and tortured people without any remorse.
Nosh Cama, Jarrettsville