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Forefathers gave us rights for a reason

Published 12:06am Sunday, March 31, 2013

Our Forefathers had it right! They gave us documents and a blueprint for the greatest civilization ever conceived. It has a divine arithmetic to it.

For instance, freedom of speech! After edicts from the King of England we were afraid to criticize him who thought the divine right of kings usurped our right to our opinion and to speak it. How do you advance knowledge if there is never someone to advance “the other side?”

Likewise, this bunk that we need gun control! Guess who would have guns if the rest of us law-abiding folks didn’t have guns?

More recently, a U.S. Senator on TV told the country to turn in all assault weapons. She thinks we’re stupid.

How about she claims credit for all the success crooks have robbing the rest of us defenseless folks!

I guess we would have lost the Great Revolution if the pioneers didn’t have guns.

We probably would have only bows and arrows unless some dufus nut convinced the natives not to share that technology with us polefaced intruders!

My advice is to practice often! We need expert shooters!


Erle Drane

  • Anonymous

    Funny I can think of a number of mass shooting that were committed by people that were “law abiding” until they decided to go on a shooting spree. You have the right to free speech, but you can be held for libel or slander in the court of law, so no, your rights are not absolute.

  • khakirat

    People even after a gun law is passed will still have the rights to bear arms for there has got to be something done for its out of control and we don’t want citizens having tanks and rocket that can shot airplanes out the sky(That LA bought 3 of these paying assault weapons and guns)!!! The American sportsman want loss a gun and there will be better background checks and registration of guns that will help tremendous to make it harder for the bad guys to get a gun!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    For some the national argument on gun control has moved no further than “Archie Bunker on Gun Control”. A Google search will bring you right up-to-date, unfortunately.

  • Anonymous

    Nothing about the right to bear arms justifies murder of defenseless people, and murder did not arise with firearms. But history shows that governments have committed and justified the mass slaughter of thousands, even millions, of unarmed innocents repeatedly and frequently throughout the ages and no less in recent times, for mere convenience. The law against murder is meant to protect us from each other. The second amendment, as the rest of the Bill of Rights, is intended to provide protection for us from government.
    There are dangerous people all around us, at home and in the world. I fear that as we are further unarmed, as we have been in the past 50 years, that we will become much less safe, as we have become in the last 50 years, and those who would do as they will regardless of law or reason will become more enabled. Regardless of how good we make ourselves feel by crafting “fixes” that honor murder victims by disarming those who might have actually come to their aid, evil will simply take advantage of the opportunity provided.

  • Anonymous

    How’s that War on Drugs working out???