Why do Democrats hate the 2nd Amendment?
To the editor:
I read with great interest the letter in the March 18 Sentinel written by Marc Corson. I wish to commend him for a great letter and say that I agree with everything he said.
It is true that Mifflin County has many gun owners and hunters. I have been one for over 62 years. Some of you other “old timers” may remember a sign on the entrance to “Aurands for Sports” where it was at the east end of Third Street. The sign read “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” This statement is true in two ways.
When laws are passed to make certain guns or clips because they hold too many rounds illegal, then anyone, even otherwise law-abiding citizens who do not turn them in will be outlaws. But at the same time, those who wish to have said items for an illegal purpose will still have them. All those gangsters, drug dealers, armed robbery specialists and the like will still have them. Does that really make society safer?
These laws proposed by liberal Democrats in the government supposed to make make the public safer will never protect the public. I and 99% of the gun owners in Mifflin County, or in the entire nation for that matter, are not the danger to the public.
So let’s get to the real reason why power worshipping Democrats hate the Second Amendment. It is because the main reason for the Second Amendment to the Constitution, according to our Founding Fathers, was to protect the people who are the ones to be in control of the government, from an overbearing and overreaching government. That is why the right to bear arms is referred to as the right that protects all the other rights. Anytime a government wants complete and absolute power over the population, they will always try to eliminate the ability of the people to fight back. Just take a look at what is happening in this country right now, today, and use that brain that God gave you and think.
I have written many other letters to the editor in the past on the subject of firearms and the Second Amendment. If you wish to learn more, you can research The Sentinel files.
Stephen E. Sellers