To the Editor: Gun rights view expressed
Written by George "Bill" Davisson   
Thursday, 26 December 2013 09:25
Any gun control proponent should be well informed of his history and should be capable of discerning the merits of an argument based upon a prudent and intelligent evaluation of the facts as they relate the present day issues with those of the past.
To make a statement that AR-15's were not around during the authoring of the constitution and insinuating further that the founding fathers did not intend to include them in the rights guaranteed by the second amendment is narrow minded and irresponsible.
If the majority of people in this country supported that line of thinking, we would still be burning witches at the stake, women would not be voting, slavery would be prominent, and we would be using stocks and whipping posts as public punishment for crimes.
A well versed, level thinker has the ability to project the views and thought process of the past and apply that same matter of thought to the present day circumstances.
Certain gun control proponents believe the second amendment was written to allow for the arming of a "well regulated militia." To think the founding fathers considered it necessary to state, by amendment, that the government needed a constitutional law to arm its militia is ridiculous and totally absurd.
The creation and arming of a militia for the government is an inherent right of any form of government. There's no need to create and pass a law allowing for it.
For those who need to hear it again, the second amendment was written to protect the citizens from a government that may grow too large and too powerful and in the process, forget its primary purpose to protect the life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness inherent to all of its citizenry.
Consider the following quote from Thomas Jefferson:
"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind.
Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks."
George "Bill" Davisson
Haskins
 

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