Letter: Second Amendment

February 6, 2014 

In response to Tom Cade’s letter of Jan. 22 concerning gun rights: The most telling statement he made, speaking of the Second Amendment, was, “This arcane and outmoded amendment should be replaced by a code of laws that clearly specifies what persons can and cannot do with firearms.”

What is of concern is Cade’s view that the Second Amendment is “arcane and outmoded.” Does he feel the rest of our Constitution is arcane and outmoded? Considering our Constitution is the blueprint for our great nation, I hope not, because without it we would sink into anarchy.

Also, maybe a refresher on U.S. history is in order. The first 10 amendments to the Constitution are collectively known as the Bill of Rights. These 10 amendments were ratified and became part of the Constitution on Dec. 15, 1791. The amendments were deemed to be of such importance that they were made inviolate. As such, none of them can be removed or infringed in any way. As such, the Second Amendment is here to stay.

And let’s not forget the 25,000 gun control laws already on the books nationwide. Do we really need any more?

STEVE SCHOTT, Meridian

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