Don’t like gun laws? Amend the Constitution


Mr. Pat Wadsworth in a letter to the editor published on Jan. 17 stated that guns are a subject we shouldn’t be afraid to talk about.

Wow, where has he been? I believe everyone is talking about guns lately. From the water cooler at work to the dinner table at home it seems to be the subject of choice for a lot of folks I know.

There seems to be no “fear” whatsoever of the subject as he stated in the letter.

I would ask Mr. Wadsworth what in the world gun laws in Canada have to do with the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution?

If he wishes to be bound by Canadian law, I suggest he move there. Here in the United States we have a Constitution and the Constitution has a 2nd Amendment. It reads “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

It’s stated pretty darn clear — it’s not about hunting or competitive skeet shooting — it is about reining in an out-of-control government should it get too big for its britches!

The 2nd Amendment has been upheld by the Supreme Court twice in recent years (2008 and 2010).

If the current administration’s goal is to ban, restrict or otherwise make it illegal to own or possess a certain type of weapon, I suggest they go to Congress and use proper procedure. It has worked well for 237 years.

On the other hand, if the goal is to change the 2nd Amendment or any other amendment of the Constitution, there is a procedure for that, too, and it’s a bit more complicated than a signature on an executive order.

A lot of the people I’ve been talking to are saying, “I think I’ll stick to my guns and religion for now.”

Bruce Daniels

Aberdeen