- Gentlemen, start your drones: Judge’s ruling opens door for commercial use
- Soldier who hid, bragged about not saluting flag to be punished — in secret
- ‘Maverick’ of the seas: ‘Top Gun’ school for U.S. ship officers to launch
- Putin declares Sochi Paralympics open amid Ukrainian protest
- ‘In Jesus name, we pray’ sparks ire at Ohio council meeting
- Navy’s first laser weapon ready for prime time; drone killer to deploy this summer
- Billionaire backer: Rick Santorum ‘needs to be heard’ in 2016
- Obamacare fallout: 49 percent pessimistic; 45 percent ‘scared’
- DHS accused of holding U.S. citizen at airport, using emails to pry into her sex life
- Seattle socialist: Minimum-wage discussion skewed by ‘right-wing’ GAO analysis
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Heed Hamilton
Ever since I can remember (58-plus years), I have been a proud gun owner. As a child, I owned children’s toy guns, also proudly. I have owned all types of firearms, with different types needed for different applications in the same way a golfer needs numerous clubs or a baseball player needs a variety of bats. The big difference between these inanimate objects is the ownership of my firearms is protected (at least by constitutionally cognizant courts, legislators and executives) under our Bill of Rights. There is no Bill of Needs.
As a proud member of the constitutionally correct, American, gun-owning community, I am as heartbroken and sickened over the Newtown, Conn., massacres as any member of the human family. However, my status as a gun owner has made me fair game for blame by some self-serving and inept legislators such as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The media see the particular horror of the Newtown shootings as a great opportunity to bash the Second Amendment. They have also joined in the chorus — with outright lies tailored to play to the like-minded — in order to exercise their own hatred of guns and love of the concept of an omnipotent government.
I will continue to fight against any further erosion of our rights. As Alexander Hamilton said, “For it is a truth, which the experience of all ages has attested, that the people are commonly most in danger when the means of ensuring their rights are in the possession of those of whom they entertain the least suspicion.”
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
TWT Video Picks
Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Get Breaking Alerts
- Kim Jong-un calls for execution of 33 Christians
- Rand Paul wins 2014 CPAC straw poll, Ted Cruz finishes a distant second
- Bill Clinton cashes in on struggling nonprofit hospital
- EDITORIAL: As jobs vanish, Obama wants more of same
- Stolen European passports on Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777
- Obama engages in Ukraine diplomacy from Fla. resort as Russia digs in
- U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with 'Top Gun'-worthy stunt: 'You really ought to go home'
- PRUDEN: Likening Putin to Hitler on Ukraine shows Hillary's shaky grasp of history
- Bill Clinton poses for photo with Bunny Ranch prostitutes
- Russias Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Recent Letters to the Editor
- LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time for feckless president to show resolve
- LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama reserves 'Chicago way' for GOP
- LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Public education would wither in free market
- LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Turkey not committed to Cyprus peace
- LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Spoiled-kid culture creates greedy adults