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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trust the American people
By his own logic, President Obama is partially responsible for the shooting in Newtown, Conn. During the 2012 presidential debates, he passed on the idea of enacting any meaningful gun-control laws despite the fact that just months earlier, the awful theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., left 12 dead and 58 wounded. If more gun control is the solution to these crimes, as the Obama administration is now saying, then the president failed in his primary duty to protect the American people by not acting on it earlier.
Since the gun-control debate simply encourages more Americans to go out and purchase guns, I have a more simple approach to this issue: Stop trying to control the American people. The Second Amendment, just like the First Amendment, is a part of the DNA of these United States. Gun ownership runs in our blood. It is not just the ownership and use of guns, but the fact that our government trusted us from the nation's beginning to bear weapons.
Just like freedom of speech, our Founding Fathers saw gun ownership as essential to protecting all our other freedoms from the cloak of tyranny. We are a special nation as a result of our freedoms, and any effort to restrict them will destroy our national character.
The president and members of Congress should trust the American people. We know what's best for our country. We have the Constitution to guide us. They should do some soul-searching to discover why the Founding Fathers trusted us with guns just like they trusted us with free speech and religion.
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By Donald Lambro
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