Regarding the Walter Minard letter: Obama and guns.
Here is another interesting thing our Second Amendment did. It saved the U.S. from invasion by Japan in World War II.
Years ago while in Walter Reed Army Hospital for one year after the Gulf War I read everything about World War I, World War II and Korea in the library. One thing really stuck out and convinced me that the Second Amendment and the individual right to bear arms was so important. This is also a good argument about not banning semi-automatic rifles. Admiral Yamamoto was asked “Why didn’t he invade the United States?” His answer was simple: “Because there would be a gun behind every blade of grass.”
Most of the other countries in Europe didn’t have this right and Germany made short work of them in their Conquest of Europe. During the recent debate about guns you never hear the good stuff like this. When our rifles are gone so are we.
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Thomas B. Norris, Meridian